Message from JavaScript discussions

April 2017

— I found an example I wrote awhile ago


function myClass () {
var self;
var myObj = {
combined: self,
privates: {
prop: "Hello World"
publics: {
prop: "Sup Bro"
self = Object.assign({}, myObj.privates, myObj.publics);
return myObj;

— This is my variant of that pattern, not exactly the same and saves some time

— This because js is basically a prototyping object oriented language

— (cb) => Promise.resolve().then(cb)

This? Or I miss understand?

— Have you used Symbols?

— Yep, Symbols are nearly useless

— There is only a very small set of niche use cases for them

— When it comes down to it you will spend just as much effort managing your symbols as you did manually managing references and scope

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— Symbols must be stored, managed, and referenced in a chunky looking key system that doesn't make sense considering any external accessor can literally just pull up the symbol table

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— In other words, it is more code for no good reason in terms of hiding members

— And if you have cross scope references to internal members of an object anyways, you might as well just give the accessor a reference to those members instead of the symbol

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