Allen's lambda syntax proposal

Michael Michael at lanex.com
Wed Dec 3 15:30:53 PST 2008


Just so there is no confusion on meaning, I'm not referring to let
statements nor let definitions but to this portion in particular:
https://developer.mozilla.org/en/New_in_JavaScript_1.7#let_expressions

-----Original Message-----
From: zenpsycho at gmail.com [mailto:zenpsycho at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Breton
Slivka
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 5:26 PM
To: Michael
Subject: Re: Allen's lambda syntax proposal

On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 9:28 AM, Michael <Michael at lanex.com> wrote:
> This may be a stupid question, but is the current let expression syntax
> defined in JavaScript 1.7 too fundamentally different from the sought out
> lambda expression to be repurposed? Or would this wreak havoc on current
> uses?
>

I had kind of a similar thought about let statements. Would it be
possible to simply turn a let statement into an assignable/callable
value? Would that just break too many things? would it get us at least
close to the lambda functionality we seek?




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