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Sat May 21 11:01:37 PDT 2011
On Sat, May 21, 2011 at 10:46 AM, Brendan Eich <brendan at mozilla.com> wrote:
> Saying JS has function expressions that are wildly popular is jumping to a conclusion.
read uses function expressions.
> JS is "popular" in that it's the only built-in browser language, but let's say it is popular on its own these days (NodeJS, e.g.).
> It still does not follow that function expressions are popular enough that shorter syntax would not make the language more usable for enough developers that shorter syntax is worth adding.
length. I doubt shorter syntax will increase their popularity because
function expressions seem to be used where the concept is appropriate
function syntax but that is up for debate.
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