three small proposals: the bikeshed cometh!
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.
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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