About Array.of()

Shijun He hax.sfo at gmail.com
Sun Aug 26 20:52:38 PDT 2012


See the screenshots for the "array of" search suggestion in search engine.
As a non-English native speaker, I'd like to say the search suggestion
of "array of" in non-english languages seems most come from the
programmers' input, so it shows how worldwide programmers think what
"array of" means ;)

On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 10:55 AM, Matthew Robb <matthewwrobb at gmail.com> wrote:
> I agree with Rick on the general feeling with Array.of
>
> If arguing ambiguity I would argue a better method name for type guarded
> arrays would be Array.ofType
>
>
> On Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 8:56 PM, Rick Waldron <waldron.rick at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>>
>> On Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 7:30 PM, Brendan Eich wrote:
>>
>> Rick Waldron wrote:
>>
>> But Array.of is not. Maybe Array.new is a good name.
>>
>> Array.of is unambiguous with the current ES specification
>>
>>
>> Array.new is ok too, though -- no problem with a reserved identifier as
>> a property name. It's darn nice for Rubyists.
>>
>> OTOH Array.of matches the preposition pattern used in Array.from. But I
>> don't think this trumps Array.new.
>>
>>
>> Nor do I, but I think it poses a problem for polyfilling (which is not a
>> silver bullet).
>>
>> +1 Array.new, but I still think Array.of sounds, feels and looks nicer
>>
>> Rick
>>
>> Cc'ing Dave for his thoughts.
>>
>> /be
>>
>>
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