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JavaScript has a beautiful prototypal inheritance mechanism. Unfortunately, the language's "new" operator and the prototype property make it a bit confusing to write code which leverages it. This article shows how to simplify JavaScript prototypal inheritance chains by eliminating the need for a constructor function.

Posted by jimbojw  |   Submitted: Oct 05 2009 / 10:14

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Jim Wilson replied ago:

Thanks to those who commented and voted so far. I have added an example of how to do method overriding in the comments on the page.

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