Comments on Sept Meeting Notes

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at gmail.com
Thu Sep 26 15:50:30 PDT 2013


On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 3:48 PM, Domenic Denicola
<domenic at domenicdenicola.com> wrote:
> If it's going to be strings, it should be dunder, for consistency with the already-existing cohort of proto/[define|lookup][G|S]etter. Having two magic namespacing conventions in the language is insanity.
>
> I don't understand why this is happening. There was fairly strong consensus on symbols at the last meeting, and nothing new has been brought to the table. Why are people's opinions suddenly changing? Vague fearmongering about "complexity"? Symbols are a good solution to a real problem, much better than strings.

Agreed.  Not having attended the meeting, it seems like everyone's
suddenly gone crazy.  ^_^

~TJ


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