proposal: Object Members
ljharb at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 21:16:23 UTC 2018
Extend builtins, in particular - ie, `super()` allows your subclass to
obtain internal slots it can't otherwise get.
Even if `class` were just sugar, I don't think I see the argument that
that's a *good* thing to preserve.
On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 2:05 PM, Ranando King <kingmph at gmail.com> wrote:
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> From: Ranando King <kingmph at gmail.com>
> Date: Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 4:04 PM
> Subject: Re: proposal: Object Members
> To: <ljharb at gmail.com>
> You've made that argument before. Exactly what is it in ES6 that you
> **can** do with `class` that you cannot do without class? I'd like some
> clarification on this.
> On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 3:30 PM Jordan Harband <ljharb at gmail.com> wrote:
>> `class` is already not just syntactic sugar, so that notion isn't
>> correct, and shouldn't be maintained.
>> On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 12:38 PM, Ranando King <kingmph at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I've written up a new draft proposal based on my own work with ES5 & ES6
>>> compatible classes with fields. That can be found [here](
>>> https://github.com/rdking/proposal-object-members). I'm already aware
>>> of the class-members proposal, but I think it breaks far to many things and
>>> doesn't do anything to maintain the notion that "`class` is just syntactic
>>> This proposal is specifically based on the code [here](
>>> https://github.com/rdking/Class.js/tree/master/es6c). I've also got a [
>>> repl.it](https://repl.it/@arkain/Classjs-Compact-Syntax-ES6) that shows
>>> the same code running.
>>> The idea behind the proposal is that instead of injecting a lot of new
>>> logic into how `class` works, let's allow `class` to remain syntactic
>>> sugar, and put that extra ability into object declarations instead. Then
>>> simply allow `class` to do the same with it's own prototypes.
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