Function syntax

Peter Michaux petermichaux at gmail.com
Sat May 21 10:32:02 PDT 2011


Alex,

That is not what I wrote at all because I didn't write the "it could be better".

The analogy that Nathan was making does not apply to JavaScript. He
wrote that C# delegates were not popular in C# 2.0. Functions are
already popular in JavaScript.

Peter


On Sat, May 21, 2011 at 10:25 AM, Alex Russell <alex at dojotoolkit.org> wrote:
> I'm sorry, this this argument is entirely circular:
>
>  - we have something that works
>  - it could be better
>  - but it works, so we don't need anything better
>
> ?
>
> On May 21, 2011, at 10:08 AM, Peter Michaux wrote:
>
>> On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 12:44 PM, Nathan Stott <nrstott at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Having worked a lot with C#, my experience was that very very few
>>> people used the C# 2.0 delegate syntax and now a large portion of the
>>> community learned and uses the C# 3.0 syntax.  Syntax matters.
>>
>> JavaScript functions have not suffered neglect due to the length of
>> their syntax. Function expressions are already wildly popular in
>> JavaScript. So this C# data does not really support the necessity for
>> change in JavaScript.
>
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