Question about Symbols and GlobalSymbolRegistry

Axel Rauschmayer axel at
Tue Jan 27 15:13:28 PST 2015

> On 28 Jan 2015, at 00:06, Brendan Eich <brendan at> wrote:
> Axel Rauschmayer wrote:
>> It may make sense to add them. Their identifiers would have to be as unambiguous as possible, e.g. URIs such as "".
> Symbol.iterator and the other well-known symbols are self-same in all connected realms. See
> So there's no need for this

There is one use case (admittedly a rather hypothetical one): serializing the Symbol.* symbols to a text format (e.g. an encoding in JSON).

> (and URLs suck for such things; plus, you probably mean URIs, but I don't care enough to check!).

Yes, I mean URIs(?)

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
axel at

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