Comments on Sept Meeting Notes

Andrea Giammarchi andrea.giammarchi at
Wed Sep 25 10:51:51 PDT 2013

about that, not sure it's fully aligned with latest specs but it was
behaving correctly and Brandon Benvie confirmed it a while ago:

[Symbol simplified polyfill for ES5](


On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 9:10 PM, Brendan Eich <brendan at> wrote:

> Kevin Smith wrote:
>> Now, one might argue that using the string "std:iterator" (or equivalent)
>> would present a backward compatibility hazard for legacy code using objects
>> as maps.  I'll have to think about that one...
> Problem is polyfillability, and Map polyfill with O(n^2) complexity is a
> loser in general. People want to use symbol in object. Downrev can mock
> symbols with randomized strings.
> /be
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