Making operations on property descriptors more robust against Object.prototype hazards

Claude Pache claude.pache at
Sat Sep 13 02:47:06 PDT 2014


As noted some time ago, there is an issue with `Object.defineProperty` when it happens that someone has the facetious idea to give some value to `Object.prototype.get` [1].

While it is hardly an issue in day-to-day programming, I think that it is a good idea to make sure that specialized API (Reflect, proxy traps) are robust by design against that bug^H^H^H feature. Concretely, I propose:

(1) proxy.[[DefineOwnProperty]] — When a proxy defines the corresponding trap, it shall receive an object with no prototype as property descriptor.

(2) Reflect.getOwnPropertyDescriptor —That method shall return an object with no prototype, so that it can be readily used elsewhere, e.g. in Reflect.defineProperty.



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