Standard builtins' prototypes and toString

C. Scott Ananian ecmascript at
Thu Jun 12 13:42:28 PDT 2014

On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 3:56 PM, Mark S. Miller <erights at> wrote:
> I like this list. I prefer #c.
> * We have previously succeeded at making previously non-generic methods
> generic. I think we could get away with #c.
> * It is easier for a normal JS programmer to do the equivalent of #c for
> most of their classes.

FWIW, if a change to the spec is needed, I also favor (c).

Both generic options (b) and (c) have consistent behavior that can
extend to `#valueOf`.  In option (b) you would presumably invoke
`Object#valueOf`  and for option (c) you'd return the "zero" value.

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