B.3.1 The __proto__ pseudo property

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.com
Wed May 8 16:10:50 PDT 2013


Jeff Walden wrote:
> On 05/08/2013 01:58 PM, Brendan Eich wrote:
>> 1. Dumping stuff into Annex B to show disdain. This is pride, bad for the soul.
>
> "Pride" doesn't seem like a reason one way or the other, to me.

Good.

>    The reason would be to cordon off functionality whose mis-performance

Why would Object.setPrototypeOf have any better perf?

>   developers will not intuitively understand, so that they're less likely to use it.  Some will, even still, perhaps just out of obstinacy ("pride",

I think you missed that that was directed at TC39ers, not developers.

>   even, that they hacked their way to the tiniest solution :-) ).  But some will take a second look, learn the reasons it's undesirable, and not use it.

And not use Object.setPrototypeOf?

/be


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