[Laszlo-user] [Laszlo-dev] Do datasets really have to be in 3 places at once?

Jim Grandy jgrandy at laszlosystems.com
Tue Apr 4 21:49:59 EDT 2006


On Apr 4, 2006, at 1:36 PM, P T Withington wrote:

> On 2006-04-04 16:14 EDT, Oliver Steele wrote:
>>
>> OpenLaszlo should adopt the $(name) function that Prototype.js
>> introduced and that is becoming popular is other DHTML frameworks
>> such as JQuery.  (There's an implementation of this function in
>> sandbox/domapi.js.)
>
> $ is a shorthand for looking up names in another namespace, right?
> Did you see my proposal to add (Dylan-like) modules to LZX?  I think
> this could achieve the same benefit (short names without having to
> pollute the global namespace), without the overhead of a function
> call on your references.

How about adopting the $ syntax as a shorthand for referencing a  
particular module?


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