Readdition of __proto__

Brendan Eich brendan at
Mon Oct 14 14:22:18 PDT 2013

Rick Waldron wrote:
> Do you mean more then inclusion in Annex B? 
> <> 
> The committee and community made the right move to go with 
> Object.setPrototypeOf().

Indeed, we reached a happy place with Object.setPrototypeOf in the 
normative spec, and Annex B specifying __proto__ for those JS embeddings 
that need it for interop.

I'm not sure why you think I'm dissenting from any of that. My reply was 
to correct a misstatement about __proto__, and only that. Context!


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