Date literals

Peter Michaux petermichaux at
Wed Nov 19 21:51:07 PST 2008

On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 6:37 PM, Dean Edwards <dean at> wrote:
> Peter Michaux wrote:
>> All the data types in ES3 listed in section 15 have literals version
>> (e.g. {} for Object, [] for Array etc) except for Date. Is there any
>> reason that the Kona "Date Time string format" could not be
>> a literal form for date objects?
>> YYYY-MM-DDTHH:mm:ss.sssTZ
>> The 'T' in the middle makes this identifiable as a date literal
>> similar to how the 'e' or 'E' of an exponential number literal works.
>> It would be beneficial to have a date literal as then a JSON object
>> could have date literal values and still be parsed quickly with eval.
> d = true ? T12:00;
> What does this mean?

The same as what it means now. There isn't any date literal business
in there at all. A date literal would have to be the whole thing



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