brendan at mozilla.org
Fri Sep 19 09:39:28 PDT 2008
On Sep 19, 2008, at 10:27 AM, Sam Ruby wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 9:21 AM, Brendan Eich <brendan at mozilla.org>
>> On Sep 19, 2008, at 8:45 AM, Sam Ruby wrote:
>>> Does the committee feel that it can ever add new values to typeof
>>> under any circumstances?
>> Certainly not if there is "opt-in version selection".
> The "opt-in" version selection techniques I recall being discussed
> were scoped to compilation units. Are you suggesting that the
> "typeof" a value could produce different results based on which
> compilation unit evaluated the expression?
No, I'm simply pointing out that there's no perfectly compatible way
to add decimal to ES.
We've been around this block on the list. I'm with you: typeof 1.1m
== "decimal" and we'll take chances with code that thinks it knows
every result string that typeof might produce.
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