Comments on Sept Meeting Notes

Brendan Eich brendan at
Tue Sep 24 21:10:57 PDT 2013

Kevin Smith wrote:
> Now, one might argue that using the string "std:iterator" (or 
> equivalent) would present a backward compatibility hazard for legacy 
> code using objects as maps.  I'll have to think about that one...

Problem is polyfillability, and Map polyfill with O(n^2) complexity is a 
loser in general. People want to use symbol in object. Downrev can mock 
symbols with randomized strings.


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