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Re: Removing 'caller' from WebIDL

From: Brendan Eich <brendan@mozilla.org>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 23:04:58 -0700
Cc: public-script-coord@w3.org
Message-Id: <F7240756-06FF-4FFE-8BF7-791B42409690@mozilla.org>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
On Aug 30, 2011, at 7:04 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:

> I like that you can see it directly from the IDL-snippet, but I don't feel too strongly.

Seeing it in IDL is good if (a) you really need one document.all IDL snippet to have such an explicit prefix, and (b) you know to avoid copying caller. But the problem is that caller is an attractive nuisance, and it is being copied gratuitously in the recent-enough past.

Prefixing "legacy" won't help (enough). Just remove it, and no more attractive nuisance issue.

/be
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