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Modified on Sunday, 20 December 2009 18:12 by Administrator Categorized as Uncategorized
For most types, ECMADoc distinguishes between these four visibility types:

  • Prototype
  • Instance
  • Static
  • Private

Prototype visibility

These are any members assigned to an object's prototype.

Array.prototype.contains = function Array$contains(value) { ... }

Instance visibility

These are the members declared on the type itself through the use of keyword this.

this.source = eventSource;

Static visibility

Static are the members assigned to the type itself, and that can therefore be accessed from scope directly.

Object.serialize = function Object$serialize(object) { ... }

Private visibility

Private are members declared in inner scope and without a public variable pointing to them. Additionally, by using the @private token ECMADoc can be forced into unconditionally considering a member as private. In the example below, applyPadding and applyFormat are private functions:

String.format = function String$format(value)
    function applyPadding(string, count, character, direction) { ... }
    function applyFormat() { ... }

return String(value).replace(String.RX_FORMAT, applyFormat); }

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