@name

Herby Vojčík herby at mailbox.sk
Wed Mar 14 08:38:20 PDT 2012


@ is also sort of planned as a syntax to access private properties of an 
object.

http://wiki.ecmascript.org/doku.php?id=harmony:private_name_objects

Also mentioned in this thread: 
https://mail.mozilla.org/pipermail/es-discuss/2012-January/019876.html

Herby

Kevin Smith wrote:
> One thing that has come up in my number crunching is the repetition of
> the character sequence "this.".  If we allowed @ (ala CoffeeScript) as a
> shorthand for "this.", then we could, if nothing else, shave perhaps
> 1-3% off of the size of minified code.
>
> Other advantages:
>
> - A pain point for doing OO programming in javascript is the required
> "this" repetition.  A shorthand would alleviate that pain.
> - If private names are allowed as the "name" in @name, then we would
> have a concise syntax for private "member" access.
>
> See this example <https://gist.github.com/2007371>. (This example
> describes a hypothetical class syntax, which I'm not proposing in this
> thread.  But it does illustrate the @name concept.)
>
> kevin
>
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