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From Erik de Bruin <>
Subject Re: [ASJS] Adjusting FalconJS output (no general discussion in this thread, please)
Date Fri, 07 Dec 2012 12:19:03 GMT
>> [#Changes:
>> - don't create private vars on the prototype, instead 'create' them in
>> the constructor (as this._privateVar), as shown in the example
>> I'm not sure which example you refer to. But what is the difference, if
> you still assign the value to this._privateVar?
> The real difference is whether the right-hand side of the assignment is a
> constant, immutable value. Then you can safely add the value to the
> prototype and even save some memory at runtime (while losing a microsecond
> for prototype-chain-lookup). However, if it is a dynamic expression or
> evaluated to a mutable object (like e.g. an Array), you have to make sure
> that every object instance receives its own fresh instance, and so the
> assignment has to be placed in the constructor.

Yes, which is why I indicated the change. The example I refer to is
buried in the "[ASJS] Some information on "templates" thread. If/when
I get access to the Wiki, I'll start a table of AS 'features' and the
proposed 'translation' to (Google Closure) JS.


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