Why can’t for-of be applied to iterators?

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.com
Wed Jun 12 17:28:35 PDT 2013

Andreas Rossberg wrote:
> Yes, I said earlier that I wouldn't
> mind dropping the implicit magic altogether, but that isn't what the
> current subthread is about, where I suggested another alternative,
> which is (somewhat) simplifying the current model by viewing @iterator
> as an implicit conversion. That doesn't imply any of the above.

Somehow I'm missing one of your messages -- sorry about that (fetching 
mail on a phone sometimes leaves it unfiltered in my Inbox).

But I've argued against "viewing @iterator as an implicit conversion", 
and so has Claude, so I think we are going around the block again.


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