Another de-facto insecurity we need to fix in ES5

P T Withington ptw at
Thu Jun 18 09:50:30 PDT 2009

The language regarding [[Extensible]] and the mutability of  
[[Prototype]] was clear.  My question was really off-topic and I  
apologize for not saying so.

OTOH, the answer is puzzling to me.  I would have expected the  
opposite.  A non-extensible object with an extensible prototype seems  
like a lot of rope to leave laying around...

On 2009-06-18, at 12:31EDT, Allen Wirfs-Brock wrote:

> Like Mark said, no.
> Was this a question of intent or did you find my proposed language  
> unclear in this regard.  If the latter, what part of it did you find  
> unclear?
> Allen
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: P T Withington [mailto:ptwithy at] On Behalf Of P T
>> Withington
>> Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2009 9:23 AM
>> To: Allen Wirfs-Brock
>> Cc: Brendan Eich; Mark S. Miller; es5-discuss at; es-discuss
>> Steen
>> Subject: Re: Another de-facto insecurity we need to fix in ES5
>> Does making an object not extensible imply/require than the object's
>> prototype is also not extensible?

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