__defineGetter__ returns

Mark Miller erights at gmail.com
Wed May 8 08:54:07 PDT 2013

Hi David, I am Mark and speak only for my fraction of TC39 ;). But I am
happy with your summary. Thanks.

On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 8:47 AM, David Bruant <bruant.d at gmail.com> wrote:

> Le 07/05/2013 18:30, Andrea Giammarchi a écrit :
>  You did not answer my question Mark: what is the role of TC39, embrace
>> "whatever non-standard crossbrowser thing" or filter ideas proposing better
>> alternatives/solutions when necessary in order to have a solid foundation
>> instead of having Object.defineProperty({get}) AND __defineGetter__ from
>> the past?
>> This is a concern of mine, and I'd like to hear a clear statement about
>> this, thanks.
> I'm not Mark and not part of TC39, but I'll give it a try.
> I believe TC39 position is in between your 2 propositions. Aiming at
> improving on a solid basis while still codefying de facto standards when
> necessary (that is when it's in some implementations and other implementors
> are pushed by content to implement it).
> I don't get why you're being so hard on TC39. The WHATWG has been doing
> *exactly* that for years now; looking at what several browsers implement
> and is used in content and codifying it. Beyond the hype, large parts of
> HTML5 are de facto standards.
> David
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