Speaking of Lisp...

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Fri Jan 5 22:44:05 PST 2007


Brendan Eich scripsit:

> Suppose ES4 adds a Hash or Dict class.  Would there be demand for  
> initialiser syntax, because a common use-case is a constant or pre- 
> filled (whether mutated later or not) mapping?

That could be avoided by having Dictionaries which wrap Objects (literal
or otherwise) and provide get, put, delete methods on the wrappee.

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John Cowan  cowan at ccil.org  http://ccil.org/~cowan
The competent programmer is fully aware of the strictly limited size of his own
skull; therefore he approaches the programming task in full humility, and among
other things he avoids clever tricks like the plague.  --Edsger Dijkstra



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