Readdition of __proto__

Mark S. Miller erights at google.com
Mon Oct 14 14:06:39 PDT 2013


>From <
https://docs.google.com/a/google.com/file/d/0BxVCLS4f8Sg5NWZmM2NjZWEtYmExMS00Y2EzLWE3ZTMtNzFmYjYwYzBiOTIw/edit?hl=en_US>,
apparently in 1988:

The Committee’s overall goal was to develop a clear, consistent, and
> unambiguous Standard for the C programming language which codifies the
> common, existing definition of C and which promotes the portability of user
> programs across C language environments.
> The X3J11 charter clearly mandates the Committee to codify common existing
> practice. The Committee has held fast to precedent wherever this was clear
> and unambiguous.





On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 1:53 PM, Domenic Denicola <
domenic at domenicdenicola.com> wrote:

> From: es-discuss [es-discuss-bounces at mozilla.org] on behalf of Brendan
> Eich [brendan at mozilla.com]
>
> > 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):
> http://ln.hixie.ch/?count=1&start=1085764602
>
> (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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-- 
    Cheers,
    --MarkM
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