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

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Sun Jun 2 01:48:47 PDT 2013

On Jun 1, 2013, at 8:54 PM, Glenn Adams <glenn at skynav.com> wrote:
> You guys obviously never wrote any Lisp code.

Ummmmm, why do you think I suggested "Symbol"? 

On Jun 1, 2013, at 9:09 PM, Glenn Adams <glenn at skynav.com> wrote:
> Seriously, if "Atomic" isn't jargon, Intern isn't either.

Both are jargon. "Atom" and "Intern" in various forms are both used elsewhere so will be relevant to people from some other technical communities. Neither is completely obvious to the novice.

Overall, I don't think any of the names suggested on this thread are sufficiently better to be worth the transition cost (including my own suggestions of Symbol and Atom).

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