Separating a Hash type from Object

Brendan Eich brendan at
Wed Jul 25 10:36:37 PDT 2007

I can take maximum blame for advocating Dict over Dictionary, based  
on brevity and the Python type, transliterated appropriately  
(capitalized, I mean ;-).

But Hash is just as good by that crude metric.

We'll have another straw poll. Hash was mooted early on, but then  
Dictionary stuck, and later I urged brevity. Thanks for the reminder.


On Jul 25, 2007, at 9:12 AM, Andrew Dupont wrote:

> Garrett wrote:
>> How does "Dictionary" sound?
> I like "Hash" myself. Just as short as "Dict," but easier to  
> pronounce,
> and sidesteps the camelCase ugliness. Prior art in Ruby (and many  
> other
> languages, I'm sure).
> Cheers,
> Andrew
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