Security Demands Simplicity (was: Private Slots)

Brendan Eich brendan at
Sat Jan 19 11:39:15 PST 2013

Something was nagging me from the 2011-era debate over private symbols 
vs. weak maps, and that's the ability of a weak map to implement soft 
fields on frozen objects. Symbols (private or not) can't do that.

Not sure this matters in the current proxy-focused thread, but I thought 
I would point it out explicitly.


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