Strawman: Decouple [ ] and property access

Allen Wirfs-Brock allen at
Fri Nov 11 08:45:35 PST 2011

thanks, a good suggestion.

Actually they are quite different.  The dict proposal is simply defining one new data types that can be used as a key value store which is guaranteed not to have any pre-existing key conflicts prior to initial use.  

My proposal, defines a general extensible mechanism that  JS programmers can use to define many kinds of new collection abstractions all of which use a consistent accessing syntax whose semantics is completely under the control of the programmer. 


On Nov 10, 2011, at 6:36 PM, John J Barton wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 4:58 PM, Allen Wirfs-Brock
> <allen at> wrote:
>> I've posted a new strawman proposal for the ideas originally discussed in
>> this thread.
>> Allen
> A comparison to 'dict' which shares the expressed goals of the above
> proposal would be a great addition. Roughly speaking it appears to be
> "more ambitious than", meaning more effort and more power.
> jjb

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