Object.eq is ready for discussion

Jürg Lehni lists at scratchdisk.com
Mon Sep 6 16:01:43 PDT 2010

I agree it's a good name, but how about Object.isIdentical? Wouldn't that follow existing naming conventions more closely?


On 6 Sep 2010, at 22:45, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> On Sep 6, 2010, at 9:30 AM, Jeff Walden wrote:
>> On 09/05/2010 08:31 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>>> The strawman has a note where I suggested matching "hashcode" with "identity" as the method name. If nothing else, the name length and lack of hackerly abbreviation recommend it. Comments?
>>> I would expect a function named "identity" to be a function of one argument that returns it unmodified, rather than a two-argument predicate that implements an equivalence relation. "eq" seems like an ok name. "egal" will probably seem more mysterious than "eq".
>> Object.identical seems to imply the right things, certainly better than Object.identity.  To the extent I want to get involved in this paint job, I think this is the best shade I've considered.
> Object.identical is a good name.
> - Maciej
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