Allen's lambda syntax proposal

Peter Michaux petermichaux at
Thu Dec 4 15:26:14 PST 2008

2008/11/29 Brendan Eich <brendan at>:
> At the TC39 meeting two weeks ago in Kona, we had a brief bikeshedding
> discussion about lambda syntax and why it matters.

Who would have thought a discussion about lambda syntax in JavaScript
would go over 120 posts while a simultaneous thread about class syntax
has had little attention outside a handful of posters?

Would this have been reverse 10 years ago?

Sign of the paradigm shift? Maybe folks want an immutable cons cells too?

Modern attention span?


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