That hash symbol

Kevin Smith khs4473 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 10:28:05 PDT 2011


Oh, boogers!  : )


On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 1:24 PM, Mike Samuel <mikesamuel at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2011/3/25 Kevin Smith <khs4473 at gmail.com>:
> > As a simple matter of taste, I find the # symbol to be quite ugly and
> have
> > been thinking of alternatives for shortening function expression syntax.
> > In working with my own wonky version of promises, I continue to make the
> > same typing error over and over again.  This is something like what I
> mean
> > to type:
> > obj.doSomething().then(function(val, err)
> > {
> >     ...
> > });
> > But I find myself typing this instead:
> > obj.doSomething().then(val, err)
> > {
> >     ...
> > });
> > The problem isn't so much the extra typing of the "function" keyword, but
> > the profusion of parens.  I'd like to suggest the following form instead.
> > obj.doSomething().then(<val, err>
> > {
> >     ...
> > });
> > Correct me if I'm wrong, but since expressions cannot start with "<",
> this
> > shouldn't present any problems for a top-down parser.  Is that right?
>
> Does this cause ambiguities with E4X ?
> https://developer.mozilla.org/en/e4x
>
> > Thanks,
> > khs
> >
> >
> >
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