Semantics of "indexed" string access
brendan at mozilla.org
Tue Jun 24 19:33:41 PDT 2008
On Jun 24, 2008, at 6:39 PM, Allen Wirfs-Brock wrote:
> Actually, the intent was to support “indexed” access to both string
> values and string wrapper objects. I just didn’t make it clear in
> the example. The case analysis was intended to apply to both. My
> reading of section 11.2.1 is that a string value is to be
> transformed into an object before any actual property access
> semantics are applied. Am I wrong?
No, the primitive string type (called "String", confusingly, in ES1-3
when it uses type names) is not an object. It has no internal methods
such as [[Get]].
Specifying the indexed unit-string access semantic based on the
wrapper String (spelled as in the language) object seems ok. I noted
a Result(4) that should have been Result(6) in step 7, via private
email to Allen (this type of error is going to happen a lot; count on
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