class-private syntax in ES6 (was: ES6, ES7, ES8 and beyond. A Proposed Roadmap.)

Brendan Eich brendan at
Sun Apr 28 12:16:56 PDT 2013

Brian Di Palma wrote:
> Another mail that I expected to receive more attention that hasn't...

For some reason my mail program doesn't thread your reply to my o.p. 
Here it is in the archive, FWIW:

> We're London based so we had attendants at JQueryUK and the announcement of
> private class state in ES6 was a surprise, a pleasant one but still surprising.
> Is it the case that the announcement was jumping the gun?

Rembmer, my words were that "I threw up a sketch" -- not a final 
masterpiece, not the Mona Lisa.

However as your meeting notes excerpts show, we still don't quite have 
consensus on classes _per se_, without including private syntax in ES6.

This is an agenda item for the upcoming TC39 meeting. We should try to 
build on the work by Mark and Tom at

and make progress, whether that work ends up in ES6 or ES7 for 
prudential reasons.

> Needless to say for programming with large code bases it would be
> excellent to have private state.



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