Miserable Mono and the Paged Bonobo

Colin Clark colin.clark at utoronto.ca
Thu May 21 18:13:57 UTC 2009


On 21-May-09, at 1:36 PM, Steven Githens wrote:

> I will keep (or start more of) IM'ing/Jira'ing/IRC'ing issue, and  
> I'm not trying to be a jerkface,  but I am just genuinely trying to  
> find out Javascript has some sort of special operators or built in  
> variables like Java and Python, that allow access to hidden things.   
> I know this isn't a javascript mailing list, but since it's the  
> pattern most of the library is based off of it seemed like a  
> reasonable place to post the question.  The pager was mostly just a  
> real life example.

Just to follow up on this--we like answering JavaScript questions like  
this! And no one thinks you're anything other than awesome. Keep it  

> P.S.  I know monkeypatching and related things are philosophically  
> tough things to talk about, but yes, I am trying to find out if I  
> can 'cheat', as one way to phrase it.  :p

I lied slightly. In pre-3.1 versions of Firefox only, closures do  
quietly leak their scope. You could use this for some serious hackery,  
but it would be effectively useless for production purposes.


Colin Clark
Technical Lead, Fluid Project
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre, University of Toronto

More information about the fluid-work mailing list