Letting RegExp method return something iterable?

Axel Rauschmayer axel at rauschma.de
Sat Aug 24 13:45:29 PDT 2013


An example to make things clearer (thanks for the suggestion, Domenic):

https://gist.github.com/rauschma/6330265


On Aug 24, 2013, at 21:43 , Axel Rauschmayer <axel at rauschma.de> wrote:

> 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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