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Re: Typeconverting Exotics

From: Brendan Eich <brendan@secure.meer.net>
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2014 16:51:45 -0800
Message-ID: <52D338A1.8030502@secure.meer.net>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
CC: "Mark S. Miller" <erights@google.com>, "public-script-coord@w3.org" <public-script-coord@w3.org>
And if only document.all were immutable, one could even rationalize it 
as a value object, in ES7 (value objects can be falsy), maybe. But not 
really. :-|

/be

Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> On 1/12/14 5:22 PM, Mark S. Miller wrote:
>> Historical note: We had a window during ES5 days where we could have
>> limited the document.all insanity to sloppy mode, by codifying the FF
>> behavior on edge cases rather than the WebKit behavior on edge cases.
>
> Though actually _specifying_ the FF behavior would have been a lot 
> harder, I suspect... and I can't even speak to how annoying 
> implementing would have been in other codebases.  I do know removing 
> the old FF implementation allowed us to simplify a whole bunch of 
> code; the new weirdness is much more encapsulated. 
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