Ranges

Alexander Jones alex at weej.com
Wed Dec 14 20:28:37 UTC 2016


IMO this is quite unnecessary syntax sugar. Python has everything you could
need here without special syntax.

On Wed, 14 Dec 2016 at 16:55, Jeremy Martin <jmar777 at gmail.com> wrote:

> While slightly more verbose, the previously suggested `...` syntax does
> have a superficial consistency with the spread operator. Both perform an
> expansion of sorts, which has a subtle elegance to it, IMO.
>
> On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 4:02 AM, Hikaru Nakashima <
> oao.hikaru.oao at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I understand.
> I hope to find a good form of literals.
>
> Is there a fact that literals are easier to optimize in the following
> cases?
>
> ```
> for (let i of [1 to 5]) { ...... }
> vs
> for (let i of Array.range(1, 5)) { ...... }
> ```
>
> If so, it seems that we can attract vendors' interests.
>
> 2016-12-14 17:29 GMT+09:00 Andy Earnshaw <andyearnshaw at gmail.com>:
>
> I think you'd be lucky to even get to that stage.  Vendors aren't keen on
> any kind of backwards incompatibility in new specs and trying to get this
> to stage 4 with such a glaring one would be practically  impossible.
>
>
> It's not just the incompatibility either.  You also introduce an
> inconsistencies where things like `[1..toFixed(2)]` doesn't mean the same
> as `[ 1..toFixed(2) ]`. That kind of thing is just confusing to developers.
>
>
> When you consider these things, it becomes clear that it's not practical
> to change the language this way for such a small benefit.
>
>
>
> On Wed, 14 Dec 2016, 03:00 Hikaru Nakashima, <oao.hikaru.oao at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> Oh, I understood it.
> It looks like serious problem, but it is may not actually.
> If this spec change doesn't break web, we can introduce this idea?
>
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