Disallow Use of __proto__ (no-proto)

__proto__ property has been deprecated as of ECMAScript 3.1 and shouldn’t be used in the code. Use getPrototypeOf method instead.

Rule Details

When an object is created __proto__ is set to the original prototype property of the object’s constructor function. getPrototypeOf is the preferred method of getting “the prototype”.

The following patterns are considered problems:

/*eslint no-proto: 2*/

var a = obj.__proto__;    /*error The '__proto__' property is deprecated.*/

var a = obj["__proto__"]; /*error The '__proto__' property is deprecated.*/

The following patterns are considered okay and could be used alternatively:

/*eslint no-proto: 2*/

var a = Object.getPrototypeOf(obj);

When Not To Use It

If you need to support legacy browsers, you might want to turn this rule off, since support for getPrototypeOf is not yet universal.

Further Reading


This rule was introduced in ESLint 0.0.9.