Re: Custom elements ES6/ES5 syntax compromise, was: document.register and ES6

Ok. Since you showed both returning constructors, I just assumed in both
cases the returned constructor would be different, if required by platform.

I guess my attitude is to say "always write it like this MyThing =
document.register(...), because depending on your runtime scenario it may
return a different method."

Yes, it's not ideal, but then there is only one way to write it.

On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 3:16 PM, Dimitri Glazkov <>wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 2:53 PM, Scott Miles <> wrote:
> > Well, yes, here ya go: (o). But I must be missing something. You wouldn't
> > propose two APIs if they were equivalent, and I don't see how these are
> not
> > (in any meaningful way).
> The only difference is that one spits out a generated constructor, and
> the other just returns a constructor unmodified (well, not in a
> detectable way). My thinking was that if we have both be one and the
> same API, we would have:
> 1) problems writing specification in an interoperable way ("if you can
> override [[Construct]] function, then do this...")
> 2) problems with authors seeing different effects of the API on each
> browser ("in Webcko, I get the same object as I passed in, maybe I
> don't need the return value, oh wait, why does it fail in Gekit?")
> Am I worrying about this too much?
> :DG<

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