set.empty() method

Brendan Eich brendan at
Tue Feb 14 22:37:13 PST 2012

Good idea, but I suggest an unambiguous verb instead of an 
adjective-or-verb: clear.

"empty" is often used for the predicate, in naming conventions that 
eschew "isEmpty" and "emptyp" patterns.


Peter Michaux wrote:
> If some piece of code needs to empty a set, it would be good to do
> that in a single call
>      set.empty();
> Otherwise we might be left doing the following which could be very inefficient.
>      set.forEach(function(element) {
>          set['delete'](element);
>      });
> Peter
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