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Re: Better event listeners

From: Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2013 17:58:13 -0600
Message-ID: <CABirCh8Gt-vPZ=OQDfUF73PYU4rBr2LeT7pVgSn4uG-=yggFEw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jake Verbaten <raynos2@gmail.com>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>, "www-dom@w3.org" <www-dom@w3.org>
On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 5:38 PM, Jake Verbaten <raynos2@gmail.com> wrote:

> using an object also allows for future scope creep. Returning a function
> makes the API simple and reduces complexity.

What you're suggesting is intentionally using a limited mechanism to
prevent the addition of future features, under the assumption that anything
we might want to add in the future is bad.  I hope you'll reconsider that
argument.  :)  Reject features after they've been proposed and
considered--not before they've even been thought of.

It's not complex to return an object.  It's a universal concept on the

Glenn Maynard
Received on Tuesday, 8 January 2013 23:58:44 UTC

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