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June 2017

— I thought the whole point was non-accessible props


Eh, I muddled over Symbols for awhile myself. Many people come up with varying use cases which all have varying validity.

— In the end, all a Symbol is, is an unknowable value. What use that is, is up to interpretation

— It is basically a UUID no one can directly observe, but can still get a reference to if it is assigned to an object

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— More just out of the way of casual observation

— It is non enumerable, which can be useful

— Another thing you could do with the function syntax that you CAN'T do with class syntax is to 'redirect' the caller to use new if they omitted it:

function MyClass() {
if (!(this instanceof MyClass)) {
return new MyClass();
// ...

class syntax doesn't give you this at all

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— Will return an object that is always instanceof MyClass

— Pretty awesome

— Wow

— That is sick!!

— A few builtins use this