Comments on Sept Meeting Notes

Yehuda Katz wycats at gmail.com
Thu Sep 26 15:58:35 PDT 2013


Yehuda Katz
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On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 3:57 PM, Allen Wirfs-Brock <allen at wirfs-brock.com>wrote:

>
> On Sep 26, 2013, at 3:50 PM, David Herman wrote:
>
> > On Sep 26, 2013, at 3:48 PM, Domenic Denicola <
> domenic at domenicdenicola.com> wrote:
> >
> >> 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.
> >
> > +so much
> >
> > I am very disappointed by this thread.
>
> Actually, something new was brought to the table.  The convention of using
> string literal specified, non-identifier property names for stratified meta
> operations.
>

How is that new?


>
> It's enough to at least spend a few minutes to consider whether that is
> good enough to do for the primary use case (in the ES spec,) for Symbols.
>
> Allen
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