Re: Avoiding overloading the term “prototype”

Axel Rauschmayer axel at
Wed Oct 24 12:19:08 PDT 2012

> Not to defend JS too much, it could be prettier -- but this thread won't actually achieve anything as far as the eye can see. Do rouge and lipstick make the wart of __proto__ into a beauty spot? Only if you turn a blind eye.

I agree. I was looking for feedback on terminology and on how to explain things and got some great suggestions.

Given that __proto__ is the only ES6 dunder property, I’m fine with it. Where it is problematic (mixing object level and meta level), @proto (or similar) wouldn’t be an improvement.


Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
axel at


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