WeakMap and primitive keys

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.com
Thu Nov 1 22:40:43 PDT 2012

On file?

Nathan, thanks for catching this!


Allen Wirfs-Brock wrote:
> copy/paste bug!!
> Allen
> On Nov 1, 2012, at 9:05 AM, Nathan Wall wrote:
>> Looking at the recent draft, I noticed that the WeakMap methods 
>> accept primitive keys, converting them to objects, and acting like an 
>> object was passed in. This differs from the current behavior of 
>> Chrome and Firefox, which both throw if key is not an object. It 
>> seems, as the current draft reads, passing in a primitive will fail 
>> silently, since weakmap.set(3, 'some value'); weakmap.get(3); will be 
>> undefined. Is this a bug in the draft or was it decided not to throw 
>> in these situations (or am I misunderstanding the draft)?
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