Standard builtins' prototypes and toString

C. Scott Ananian ecmascript at
Thu Jun 12 08:28:02 PDT 2014

It would be slightly more "JavaScripty" to have
Date.prototype.[[DateValue]] exist, and be set to the epoch or some

This problem actually seems to be an artifact of the way that
[[Construct]] works in ES6 -- but the takeaway is that prototypes of a
class are not themselves instances of the class.  It's not surprising
that methods of the class thus don't work on the prototype.  I'd vote

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