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Re: [WebIDL] 'in'

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 00:16:07 +0000 (UTC)
To: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, "public-script-coord@w3.org" <public-script-coord@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1108180015490.29029@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 17 Aug 2011, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Aug 2011, Cameron McCormack wrote:
> > On 14/07/11 1:44 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> > > I sort of feel we should just drop 'in' and patch the few specifications
> > > that still use it. It is meaningless cruft and makes IDL fragments that
> > > use it harder to read.
> > 
> > I'm more sympathetic to this view now than I was before.  I dislike the
> > current situation where it is optional, and some spec writers use it and
> > others don't.
> > 
> > Will we ever need to add "inout" and "out" parameters?  I think it's unlikely,
> > given we're targeting JS here.
> > 
> > So seeing no complaints, I've gone ahead and dropped "in".
> > 
> > http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/2006/webapi/WebIDL/Overview.html.diff?r1=1.339;r2=1.340;f=h
> > 
> > For the purposes of tracking the Disposition of Comments on this Last Call
> > Working Draft, could you indicate whether you are happy with the resolution of
> > this issue.
> 
> Any chance I could convince you to send me a diff for that? :-)

For the record, this is now done, thanks to some help from heycam.

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