three small proposals: the bikeshed cometh!

Mike Samuel mikesamuel at gmail.com
Thu Apr 29 16:39:01 PDT 2010


2010/4/29 Mark S. Miller <erights at google.com>:
> On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 2:40 PM, Brendan Eich <brendan at mozilla.com> wrote:
>>
>> 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.
>
> Neither "fun" nor "fn" are reserved identifiers. They are short ascii
> identifiers, so conflicts are virtually guaranteed. I don't see any
> realistic way to make them keywords without either breaking the web or (in
> your terminology) raising the opt-in migration tax too high. Am I missing
> something? If there is a painless way to introduce short keywords that
> weren't previously reserved, I'd love to understand that.

http://www.google.com/codesearch?q=file:\.js$+\bfun\b
http://www.google.com/codesearch?q=file:\.js$+\bfn\b

fun is used as an identifier in dojo in the first hit, and fn is used
as an identifier in jquery in the first hit.
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>     Cheers,
>     --MarkM
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