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Re: Prollyfills and the global namespace / multi-fills

From: François REMY <francois.remy.dev@outlook.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2013 19:10:19 +0200
Message-ID: <DUB120-DS1381F0BF176EDF76C00677A5730@phx.gbl>
To: "Brian Kardell" <bkardell@gmail.com>, <public-nextweb@w3.org>
> The idea with Hitch was to be a prollyfill framework
> giving you places to encapsulate and a global object
> upon which to hang proposed things.
>
> As someone who writes web sites and apps I value
> the sites I write not suddenly breaking when a new
> browser is released much more than an unforseeable
> perf bump - the risk is just too great.

I agree with you here.

I think good guidelines are:
- create a module if possible (people could decide to import it on the 
global namespace, but that's an opt-in)
- when you use some global namespace, use a prefix (no code should use your 
function by mistaking it for a native implementation)
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