Comments on Sept Meeting Notes

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.com
Thu Sep 26 18:03:15 PDT 2013


> Mark S. Miller <mailto:erights at google.com>
> September 26, 2013 6:01 PM
> Hi Yehuda, I think I understand everything on your list except 
> "debugger friendly names". I agree that seeing a GUID in a debugger is 
> unfriendly, and I understand why a debugger would not show a Symbol 
> that way. But how would a debugger show a Symbol? Where does a 
> Symbol's debugger-friendly name come from?

The actual parameter to the Symbol constructor, converted to string.

/be


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