[Jslib] WeirdAl's ideas for JSLib

Pete Collins pete at mozdev.org
Thu Nov 20 09:47:29 EST 2003

ajvincent at juno.com wrote:
> Just took a quick glance around, and I have a few comments.
> (1) Regarding the RDF section: perhaps JSLib should take a look at chrome://inspector/content/jsutil/rdf/RDFArray.js .  Joe Hewitt's little script is rather nice, I think, although I'm not sure how to contrast it to JSLib's RDF tools.  Given that I've been working with (and on) DOM Inspector for a little while, I think I might use its tools over JSLib's in this area.  (Sorry.)

I can't comment on the rdf code much since I didn't write it.

If there is js code that is useful, general purpose, and under teh MPL, 
then we are interested. :)

> (2) For the debug.js script, how'd you like to have an assert() function in JavaScript?  Admittedly it's not as efficient as a true assert() macro would be (it requires a minimum of two arguments, and often four), but it does the job quite nicely, I think.  I posted an entry at http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/weirdal/archives/004259.html which has a version of the assert() I created.


> (3) In the same article, I have a few XBL-based widgets, which I think will be useful to me in developing my project, but not necessarily to others in developing theirs.  (Frankly, I'm not sure.)  Again, you might want to take a look and tell me what you think.

xbl widgets aren't for jslib. But perhaps for xptk.mozdev.org?

> (4) I'm not sure if I'm going to install JSLib on this build or not; I'm really quite undecided.  It looks cool, but I'm not sure what source code I want my project to depend on outside of its own directory...



Pete Collins

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