Message from JavaScript discussions

July 2017

— Speaking of ES2015+ - this is a great book reviewing just essentials of new features. Highly recommend it:

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Node books - "Node.js the right way", "Deploying Node" and "Node.js design patterns". In order of usefulness, they are all useful but first one is the most useful.

— Yessss

— Graph Theory will always be very gimped in JS otherwise

— It feels like running around a catacombs with nothing but a glow stick

— Like I get why too, native C++ MUST be behind a wall or the safety of JS would go away, but at the same time that doesn't mean we can't have some useful abstractions that let information propagate more easily

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— Having access to what's in the hash table, even in a very indirect way, would be awesome

— Like if you run var thing = "Hello" over and over, V8 actually will not re allocate memory for that string, it will re-use the existing one from memory...

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— Now primitives are still copy-only, but until something edits the string it is very much the same exact memory location

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— So if you can imagine... having knowledge of that during execution... powerful

— How is this a bad thing though?

— Oh, right