This may used to unobtrusively store in a hash some data associated with  
dom nodes.

On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 19:39:04 +0400, kangax <> wrote:

> On Sep 11, 7:08 am, "T.J. Crowder" <> wrote:
> [...]
>> @Jim:
>> > Yep, this is Java-esque but that doesn't *always* equal evil!
>> Hardly ever!  I'd say hashCode has a place.
>> Let's step back and ask the question:  What are the use cases for a
>> hash keyed by non-string objects?  Are they compelling?  (I'm not
>> saying they aren't, just saying that before running off on an idea, we
>> need to ask the question.)
> I would actually like to hear about use cases too. Developing web apps
> for 3 years now I haven't ever needed to use hash with arbitrary keys.
> It doesn't mean such thing is not useful; I'm just failing to see how
> (and where) it can be applied in practice (especially in a context of
> web apps).
> [...]
> --
> kangax
> >

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