[webkit-dev] When should I use AtomicString vs String?

Glenn Adams glenn at skynav.com
Sat Jun 1 21:09:12 PDT 2013

On Sat, Jun 1, 2013 at 9:56 PM, Darin Adler <darin at apple.com> wrote:

> On Jun 1, 2013, at 8:54 PM, Glenn Adams <glenn at skynav.com> wrote:
> > You guys obviously never wrote any Lisp code.
> Lets not play this game. When I met Maciej he was the maintainer of one of
> the most popular Scheme implementations, if I remember correctly.

Sorry, I forgot to add a smiley... :)

Seriously, if "Atomic" isn't jargon, Intern isn't either. In any case, I
don't particularly care either way. Once you learn its function, you forget
about the name. But the name did throw me, since I asked myself "what makes
this more 'atomic' than String, synchronicity wise"? I'm sure I'm not the
only one who wondered about this.

My reason for suggesting "Interned..." was simply because that was how
Ryosuke chose to characterize it as being different from String.

> -- Darin
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