Separating a Hash type from Object

P T Withington ptw at
Wed May 30 05:12:43 PDT 2007

On 2007-05-29, at 16:29 EDT, Brendan Eich wrote:

> We're working on it. Goals and anti-goals are
> * initialisation from any object, including an object initialiser
>   * no guarantee that an otherwise unused initialiser will be  
> optimized away
> * key/value type parameterization, hashcode callback function  
> parameterization
> * defaults to intrinsic::=== and intrinsic::hashcode for identity  
> and hashing
> * has/get/set/remove methods (no magic . or [] syntax), iteration  
> protocol standard methods
> * no weak reference support
> No promises, but it's getting attention. I think the es4-discuss  
> list has been invaluable on this matter, so I wanted to give an  
> update quickly after last week's face-to-face meeting. Comments  
> welcome.

Great news.  Thanks for the update.

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