ES3.1 Draft: String generics
mike.shaver at gmail.com
Wed May 7 10:12:13 PDT 2008
On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 12:17 PM, Erik Arvidsson
<erik.arvidsson at gmail.com> wrote:
> The quote method needs more specification. It needs to escape a lot
> more characters than just single and double quotes. The basic rule is
> that String.prototype.quote should return a string that would be a
> valid string literal for that string.
> For example:
> "a\nb".quote() => "\"a\\nb\""
I would expect that
"a\nb" (a string with 6 characters)
and that's what Firefox implements, along with a toplevel uneval that
works on strings, arrays, objects, etc.. I think it would be very
confusing for us to convert single newline characters to an escaped
backslash and 'n'!
Having a way to escape metacharacters could be valuable, but I think
much more valuable for the set of metacharacters that are meaningful
to regular expressions. I think that's provided by more toolkits than
.quoteQuotes, and is harder to get right.
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