ECMAScript Harmony

P T Withington ptw at
Wed Aug 13 14:50:26 PDT 2008

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On 2008-08-13, at 17:26EDT, Brendan Eich wrote:

> One possible semantic addition to fill a notorious gap in the
> language, which I sketched with able help from Mark Miller: a way to
> generate new Name objects that do not equate as property identifiers
> to any string. I also showed some sugar, but that is secondary at
> this point. Many were in favor of this new Name object idea.

Is this "Name object" what we old Lispers would call a SYMBOL?

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