ES6 iteration over object values

David Bruant bruant.d at
Sun Mar 16 05:57:35 PDT 2014

Le 16/03/2014 00:45, Rick Waldron a écrit :
> On Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 7:38 PM, Jason Orendorff 
> <jason.orendorff at <mailto:jason.orendorff at>> wrote:
>     On Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 5:19 PM, David Bruant <bruant.d at
>     <mailto:bruant.d at>> wrote:
>     > Even if error prone, I'd be interested to hear about arguments
>     in the sense
>     > that the risk outweighs the benefits. Iterable-by-default
>     objects is a nice
>     > "battery included" feature.
>     I'm pretty sure es-discuss has been over this, but it doesn't hurt
>     to restate:
>     1. This would mean that evolving any object in any API from *not*
>     having an @@iterator method to providing its own @@iterator method
>     would be a backward compatibility risk. Existing code might be using
>     the default @@iterator to enumerate the object's properties.
>     2. The default Object.prototype.@@iterator would not appear on
>     Object.create(null), so the one kind of object people would most want
>     to have this behavior (Objects specifically created for use as
>     dictionaries) would be the only kind of object that wouldn't have it.
>     A separate function would be better---you could apply it to anything
>     with properties.
>     Either reason alone would be enough, but to me #1 is a killer.
>     Platform evolution hazards are bad news. You get stuff like
>     Array.prototype.values being backed out of browsers, and then you get
>     stuff like @@unscopables.
>     I'd like to see an Object.entries method, and Object.values for
>     completeness. Same visibility rules as Object.keys.
>       for (let [k, v] of Object.entries(myObj)) {
>           // do something with k and v
>       }
> Very enthusiastically agree---these would be excellent additions that 
> balance nicely with Dict (null __proto_ b/w keys, values, entries), 
> along with all of the builts-ins that received keys, values and 
> entries on their prototypes in ES6.
Alright, convinced too.

Thanks :-)

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