number + string
August 13, 2005
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Fer instance: automatic conversion of strings to numbers. What happens when evaluating
1 + 1 + "1"
"10" * "5"
I was explaining to Bess, my wife, what the problem was, and she didn’t seem to be listening, so I apologized for boring her. She said that it wasn’t that so much, but that she just didn’t understand the technical issues. I assured her that if she did understand the technical issues, she would still be bored.
Oh, and by the way–with all the hype about Ajax, you think it would be a little easier to discover how various vendors have implemented
XMLHttpRequest, and that it can be called synchronously as well as asynchronously. I don’t really think it’s true that “the core Ajax technologies are mature, stable, and well understood.” But this is fodder for another essay.