Comments on Sept Meeting Notes
allen at wirfs-brock.com
Fri Sep 27 08:19:28 PDT 2013
On Sep 27, 2013, at 5:24 AM, Mark S. Miller wrote:
> That's fine for an unregistered Symbol, i.e., one created by calling the Symbol constructor. What about a registered Symbol, i.e., one created by calling Symbol.for?
Perhaps, there could be a second optional parameter,
However, that could be used as a way to determine if the key had already been registered So, if it is important to hide that information the registration key need to be used as the friendly name..
> On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 6:03 PM, Brendan Eich <brendan at mozilla.com> wrote:
> 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.
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