"Pretty" function expression names

P T Withington ptw at pobox.com
Mon May 4 10:45:19 PDT 2009

Assuming we're allowed to speculate on futures here...

I was thinking about improving debug-ability by adding descriptive  
names to function expressions thusly,

   var myFun = function "my description here" (...) { ... };

I.e., be able to use an arbitrary string as the "name" of a function  
expression.  It seems to me this would be an unambiguous extension,  
only giving up an unlikely syntax error.  No runtime is required to do  
anything with the name, although it would be encouraged to make it  
available as the .name property of the function object.  Comments?

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