Private Slots

Dean Landolt dean at
Tue Jan 15 13:37:38 PST 2013

On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 4:07 PM, Brendan Eich <brendan at> wrote:

> Very fair response -- thanks. I want to add praise for Kevin, he asks the
> right questions, especially the one to which I replied "hold that thought":
> > Maybe it's worth it, I don't know.  That's the whole point:  I don't
> know.  And when in doubt...
> We certainly did leave out something in doubt: declarative private @-name
> syntax. But private symbols (vs. unique ones) seem to be worth their weight
> for the better performance model, as Tom notes.

Let's not forget the better prototypal inheritance story as well.
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