I was browsing through current/closed PRs and issues on the tc39 repo and it doesn't look like anyone has ever proposed bringing Ruby's
"".unpack (or Python's
Of all tools I miss from other languages, this is probably one of the big ones - it's hard to recreate how much this tool can do in so few bytes. Has anyone ever brought up proposing to make it part of the language?
I see some existing NPM packages intended to backfill (for example this one mimics Python's: python-struct - npm). Is that reason enough not to ask for it to be included in the standard lib?