Separating a Hash type from Object

Brad Fults bfults at
Wed Jul 25 11:18:13 PDT 2007

On 7/25/07, Brendan Eich <brendan at> wrote:
> 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.

If it wasn't clear from the subject line of this thread, I also vote
for "Hash" over "Dict" for similar reasons to those already mentioned.

Brad Fults

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