set.delete method name

Andrea Giammarchi andrea.giammarchi at
Sun Feb 12 04:24:16 PST 2012


had same thoughts when I wrote this:

then I have realized older IE compatibility requires the usage of the
string but I would have rather suggested


instead of remove so get, set, has, del ... all 3 chars, no problems with
reserved keywords


On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 8:11 AM, Peter Michaux <petermichaux at>wrote:

> The Set proposal has a "delete" method. Old ECMAScript implementations
> do not allow "delete" to appear as a bare method name like
> set.delete('foo') and it is necessary to write the awkward
> set['delete']('foo'). Because of this and knowing polyfills will be
> written to support Set in older implementations, would it be better to
> choose "remove" as the method name so that set.remove('foo') can be
> written in the older implementations? I think this would save a lot of
> unnecessary debugging for cross-browser programming.
> Peter
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