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Change mention of "operator" to "notation" in Object Access #15646

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erictleung opened this issue Jul 14, 2017 · 3 comments
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Change mention of "operator" to "notation" in Object Access #15646

erictleung opened this issue Jul 14, 2017 · 3 comments

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@erictleung erictleung commented Jul 14, 2017

Challenge Name

https://www.freecodecamp.org/challenges/accessing-objects-properties-with-the-dot-operator

Issue Description

Quoted from @4mifix (bolded text was added for emphasis)

The issue with this challenge is the Operator wording, in Java most people know the word dot operator and in Javascript we use dot notation. Basically the same thing but in this challenge for a beginner programmer the semantics can be confusing. With a little research and reading the difference becomes clear. I was confused about both until I did the research. .Operator and .Notation slight difference but the challenge is about accessing Objects. Dot operator originated in Java.

MDN also uses the terminology of "dot notation", rather than "dot operator".

There is a nuance between the two, operator and notation, but I think for future use, it is an improvement. But as it was pointed out earlier, experienced programmers may be confused for a little bit when reading about this initially.

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Change mentions of "dot operator" to "dot notation".

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  • Browser Name, Version: Chrome
  • Operating System: macOS
  • Mobile, Desktop, or Tablet: Laptop
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@dhcodes dhcodes commented Aug 2, 2017

I'm in favor of this change.

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@Bouzmine Bouzmine commented Aug 3, 2017

Can I submit a PR with those changes?

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@erictleung erictleung commented Aug 10, 2017

@Bouzmine sorry for the late reply, but yes, go for it! Please first read the contributing guidelines before taking care of this issue. And feel free to visit the Contributors Help chat room if you have any questions about helping. We're there to help.

Bouzmine added a commit to Bouzmine/freeCodeCamp that referenced this issue Aug 24, 2017
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