"Pretty" function expression names

Michael Haufe tno at thenewobjective.com
Mon May 4 11:19:21 PDT 2009

I apologize if this double posts, my other mail client seems a bit finicky.

P T Withington wrote:

> 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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