arrow syntax unnecessary and the idea that "function" is too long

Lasse Reichstein reichsteinatwork at
Thu May 19 02:42:15 PDT 2011

On Wed, 11 May 2011 02:44:30 +0200, Brendan Eich <brendan at>  

> I've mooted \ along with ƒ, etc. for a while. \ is bad for readability  
> because it's visually light, but worse, if we want named function  
> expression shorthand, then \u10A0(){} is a valid  
> Unicode-identifier-char-named function expression.

Is there a plan to make arrow notation allow named function expressions?

Lasse Reichstein - reichsteinatwork at

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