three small proposals: the bikeshed cometh!

Brendan Eich brendan at
Thu Apr 29 14:40:44 PDT 2010

On Apr 29, 2010, at 12:47 PM, Brendan Eich wrote:

> On Apr 29, 2010, at 12:11 PM, Alex Russell wrote:
>>> One wag replied after I had people vote on these "what about  
>>> voting on
>>> function"? Many hands then went up, more than for any of the  
>>> above. This set
>>> the cat among the shorthand-promoting pigeons.
>> None of the options you provided had the contours of the proposed
>> solution, so it's not clear that the lack of support for your
>> proposals commutes to lack of support for this one.
> Define "contours" -- do you mean # instead of λ or ƒ, or the  
> (separate, I agree, but problematic) completion-value is implicit  
> return value idea? We've discussed both here over the years, but I  
> admit my two straw polls at conferences didn't cover the latter.

The JSConf audience poll did provoke someone to suggest "fun", and I  
mentioned "fn" (the ML family languages have both). Two letters or  
three might be few enough, and avoid the line-noise and can't-type- 
Greek issues.


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