Are the values of objects the references to them?

Allen Wirfs-Brock allen at
Sat Aug 26 15:57:27 UTC 2017

> On Aug 26, 2017, at 2:56 AM, T.J. Crowder <tj.crowder at> wrote:
> The spec's language in this regard is conceptual and I *believe* in keeping with comp sci high-level theory (Allen Wirfs-Brock is extremely qualified in this regard); but it's also specific enough for implementations to be written unambiguously (usually).

Actually, that terminology was introduced by the first edition of ECMA-262 in 1997.  Guy Steele was the editor for ES1 and I happily defer to his terminology choices.

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