ES3.1 Object static methods rationale document
brendan at mozilla.org
Wed Jul 16 11:44:15 PDT 2008
On Jul 16, 2008, at 11:35 AM, Allen Wirfs-Brock wrote:
> I could live with lookup, although I think it focuses the meaning
> on the access process rather than on the result. Another, slightly
> longer alternative would be "retrieve".
What do you say to Ingvar's suggestion of "inspect"?
> Regarding, what getOwnProperty returns, what you currently see in
> the spec. is probably a bug.
Are you tracking these somewhere? I think bugs.ecmascript.org is a
fine way to keep trac(k). :-)
> My intent was for it to return undefined, although somebody more
> appropriate if that really is the case.
JS has two bottoms: null means no object and undefined means no
value, so for this kind of "descriptor object if property exists,
else bottom" API, null is better.
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