Readdition of __proto__

Domenic Denicola domenic at
Mon Oct 14 13:53:08 PDT 2013

From: es-discuss [es-discuss-bounces at] on behalf of Brendan Eich [brendan at]

> Our duty as a standards body includes specifying de-facto standards which browsers must implement to interop. __proto__ is one such.

It's worth highlighting this aspect of the situation. This duty of standards bodies has, at least from what I can see from my limited vantage point, only recently become apparent. But it's a crucial part of being a standards body today.

Relevant reading, from the dawn of time when this was becoming apparent in the HTML/web applications space (2004):

(I look forward to people with more experience than me coming by to tell me about how this is not as new-fangled a paradigm as I think it is :)

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