set.delete method name

Rick Waldron waldron.rick at gmail.com
Sun Feb 12 09:22:32 PST 2012


It would be tragic to determine future APIs based on _broken_ implementations of historic/archaic browsers - especially in an age where the browser isn't the only "client" of the spec. 


Rick

On Feb 12, 2012, at 7:24 AM, Andrea Giammarchi <andrea.giammarchi at gmail.com> wrote:

> +1
> 
> had same thoughts when I wrote this:
> https://github.com/WebReflection/es6-collections
> 
> then I have realized older IE compatibility requires the usage of the string but I would have rather suggested
> 
> del
> 
> instead of remove so get, set, has, del ... all 3 chars, no problems with reserved keywords
> 
> br
> 
> 
> 
> On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 8:11 AM, Peter Michaux <petermichaux at gmail.com> 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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