Allen's lambda syntax proposal

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.com
Thu Dec 4 14:35:31 PST 2008


On Dec 4, 2008, at 2:31 PM, Breton Slivka wrote:

> I admit this seems ludicrous at its face, but admittedly I have not
> really seen the arguments against λ as an abbreviated lambda syntax
> yet.

Not compatibly: ES3 already allows Unicode identifiers, including  
Greek Lambda. Other Mathematical Lambda characters are not in the BMP:

http://www.mail-archive.com/glasgow-haskell-users@haskell.org/msg15581.html

It's still too hard to type.

/be



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