Any reason why __proto__ is not a well known symbol?
coroutines at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 05:14:18 UTC 2016
On Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 8:51 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com> wrote:
> It was specified before symbols existed, and all implementations do it
> as a string property. If we were reinventing it today it would either
> be a symbol or something in the MOP, but are hands are tied by legacy.
>> Being that it was not formally spec'd it shouldn't have broke backwards
>> compatibility either.
> Backwards compat has nothing to do with specs, and everything to do
> with existing implementations. Multiple implementations agreed on
> __proto__, so our choice was either to leave it unstandardized or spec
> what the browsers did.
Is there a migration to make it a Symbol in ES7? (ignorant question?)
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