Why not private symbols?

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.com
Fri Aug 2 13:49:29 PDT 2013


David Bruant wrote:
> Probably not perfect, but seems like it could work. 

We <3 "perfect is enemy of good" as admonition. Also Pascal's "I would 
have written a shorter letter if I had more time."

However, leak hazard likelihood is never close enough to zero. This 
means we can't add more strong-this-binding or other techniques and make 
a wish. This is a human-factors / phenomenology->likelihood problem.

/be


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