Comments on Sept Meeting Notes

Allen Wirfs-Brock allen at
Thu Sep 26 15:47:56 PDT 2013

On Sep 26, 2013, at 3:39 PM, Rick Waldron wrote:

> The Symbol isn't exposed so therefore can't accidentally be used to accidentally pave over the subclass instance object's events cache. As far as the "@RickWaldron at events" Hungarian notation monstrosity is concerned: the first thing I thought when I saw this was that it would never pass any practitioner's peer code review. This is worse then implied collision-safety (or privacy, HA!) of "_"-prefixed properties—worse because the language is saying "go ahead and do this".

Oh, that's not Hungarian notation, it's just a name space qualifier.

But, if you assume that we will added a real private state mechanism into "ES 6.1" or "ES6.2" will Symbol really carry its weight looking back 10 years from now?


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