My ECMAScript 7 wishlist

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.org
Wed Sep 24 14:56:50 PDT 2014


Brendan Eich wrote:
> Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> This works great as a general principle, but honestly tons of
>> languages have already forged this path.  It's pretty straightforward,
>> I think.
>
> I made the case for building it in sooner, but TC39 wanted "less 
> sooner" based on library usage. There was a minority position (as 
> voiced; could be majority) that argued JS is different, object 
> detection plus optional "fields" means this is the wrong direction. 

Not trying to be controversial ;-). Would you use ES6 classes and have 
the ones you wrote all extend NoSuchPropertyClass?

/be


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