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[Bug 8967] New: Why is the optional argument in the middle? Isn't it more convenient when copy/pasting code to make optional modifications at either end without having to precisely place the cursor somewhere in the middle? Particularly for piecing together arguments, too

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Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 12:21:38 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8967

           Summary: Why is the optional argument in the middle? Isn't it
                    more convenient when copy/pasting code to make optional
                    modifications at either end without having to precisely
                    place the cursor somewhere in the middle? Particularly
                    for piecing together arguments, too
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-
                    work/#posting-messages
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org


Section: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#posting-messages

Comment:
Why is the optional argument in the middle? Isn't it more convenient when
copy/pasting code to make optional modifications at either end without having
to precisely place the cursor somewhere in the middle? Particularly for
piecing together arguments, too, since one could append the mandatory
arguments first, and then if somewhere else some ports are required simple +
them to the string. Admittedly, this would be crafting a string which then
would have to be executed. And what about having an array of arguments? The
second item is sometimes one argument, and sometimes another. So an array of
arrays couldn't handled simply (e.g. sometime [1], other times [2]) when
processing posts to multiple different domains and potential ports. Admittedly
that be a rather informative filling multiple forms from multiple domains, but
isn't that potentially desirable?

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