Letting RegExp method return something iterable?

Axel Rauschmayer axel at rauschma.de
Sat Aug 24 12:43:53 PDT 2013


Well, obviously it doesn’t make much sense to do that for `text()`, but it would be great to have for `exec()`.

On Aug 24, 2013, at 21:39 , Axel Rauschmayer <axel at rauschma.de> wrote:

> At the moment, the following two methods abuse regular expressions as iterators (if the /g flag is set):
> 
> * `RegExp.prototype.test()`
> * `RegExp.prototype.exec()`
> 
> Would it make sense to create similar methods that return something iterable, so that for-of can iterate over the result?

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