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Thanks for node-fibers, that is something I missed and it looks promising, should try it server-side at least. But I'm not sure what you mean by "reflect on module exports", since there seems to be no way to enumerate all functions (in node), except those exported by hand. I workarounded it via "autoexport(module, x => eval(x))" and "// @export" tags, but it feels dirty.

I also bet that I couldn't make 'in' work for proxy with empty abstract target, but maybe it's just me. Btw, 'in' and 'of' are two separate iterators, one iterates array elems and the other iterates object's keys -- something essential to metaprogramming. My whole point on in/enumerate is that it considered legacy by someone special.

And on Vue: I didn't know that, but if Vue can't take advantage of Proxy, can I?




eval() has no legit use case in JS, and I really don't understand what the point of "// @export" would be. You can't reflect on module or function scopes, but that's a feature and gives you encapsulation.

for-in is a legacy feature; due to dynamic inheritance, it's generally not safe to use without also calling Object#hasOwnProperty() every iteration. for-of is not for "array elems", it uses the iteration protocols that are implemented for all built-in collection types, not just Array, and some DOM types, and can be implemented for any user types. Protocols are a much more flexible and clean approach to metaprogramming than overloading the for-in looping construct would be.

You can't use Proxy if you need to target legacy browsers like IE9, and Vue needs to, since it's about 15% of all browsers.




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