On dropping @names

Dave Herman dherman at mozilla.com
Mon Dec 3 22:12:12 PST 2012


yes, exactly. symbols themselves are, by design, *gen*sym. :)

Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: Brendan Eich <brendan at mozilla.org>
To: David Herman <dherman at mozilla.com>
Cc: Brandon Benvie <brandon at brandonbenvie.com>, es-discuss discussion <es-discuss at mozilla.org>
Sent: Mon, 03 Dec 2012 19:47:24 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: On dropping @names

David Herman wrote:
> (That said, the generativity does worry me. It's a smell.)

Just to be super-sure we grok one another, it's not the generativity by 
itself (since nested function declarations are the same, as I mentioned 
in the meeting). It is the generativity combined with the obj. at foo pun 
on Good Old obj.foo where 'foo' is a singleton identifier equated to a 
string property name. Right?

/be



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