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Re: [WebIDL] Would it make sense to add annotations for "creates a new object each time" and "always returns the same object"?

From: Ojan Vafai <ojan@chromium.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:33:19 -0700
Message-ID: <CANMdWTuyWfy5D01=LavFXmfRn_F5nmok-SxRe5VKnKXuxZTR6g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>, "public-script-coord@w3.org" <public-script-coord@w3.org>
On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 8:08 PM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:

> On 10/22/12 9:24 PM, Ojan Vafai wrote:
>
>> Obviously, there's nothing we can do about legacy APIs, so it might
>> still make sense to add the annotation even if we decide that methods
>> should always return a new object.
>>
>
> Having methods always return a new object is silly, imo.  Consider a
> method like getElementById.  How would it make any sense for it to always
> return a new object?
>

Good point. That would be silly.
Received on Tuesday, 23 October 2012 05:34:09 UTC

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