Es-discuss - several decimal discussions

Brendan Eich brendan at
Sat Aug 23 23:34:31 PDT 2008

On Aug 23, 2008, at 11:14 PM, Brendan Eich wrote:

> On Aug 23, 2008, at 5:45 PM, ihab.awad at wrote:
>> Point well taken. Does Maciej's followup regarding valueOf throwing
>> solve the problem?
> It forces would-be Decimal users to call Decimal.add(Decimal.parse(s)
> + 3)

Er, Decimal.add(Decimal.parse(s), 3) of course -- BigMistake bites  

The + in my mistyped version above had better throw, if we must take  
this low-usability road just to jam Decimal into ES3.1 in a hurry.  
Better to do operators, and if it doesn't fit in the new schedule  
(finish by next spring's Ecma GA meeting), move it to Harmony.


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