New private names proposal

Mark S. Miller erights at
Thu Dec 16 16:22:15 PST 2010

On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 3:23 PM, Brendan Eich <brendan at> wrote:

> On Dec 16, 2010, at 2:19 PM, Mark S. Miller wrote:
> > Currently is JS, x['foo'] and are precisely identical in all
> contexts. This regularity helps understandability. The terseness difference
> above is not an adequate reason to sacrifice it.
> Aren't you proposing the same syntax x[i] where i is a soft field map, to
> make exactly the same sacrifice?
> Btw, near the end of <>,
I also say:

"I (MarkM) do not like the sugar proposed for Names, as I think it
encourages confusion between literal text and lexical lookup. However, this
issue seems to be orthogonal to the soft fields vs. Names debate."

> /be

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