Alternative syntax for <|

Erik Arvidsson erik.arvidsson at
Wed Nov 16 11:45:08 PST 2011

On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 11:29, Andreas Rossberg <rossberg at> wrote:
> On 16 November 2011 20:12, Erik Arvidsson <erik.arvidsson at> wrote:
>> One thing that all of these discussions are missing is the hoisting
>> property of function and any possible future classes. If we use "let
>> Point = ..." we lose all hoisting and the order of your declarations
>> starts to matter and we will end up in the C mess where forward
>> references do not work.
> The order of let declarations does not matter for visibility. It is
> perfectly fine to forward reference let, as long as it does not
> immediately require the value. For example:
> let x = {f: function() { return y;}}
> let y = 5
> In particular, this enables mutually recursive let definitions.

Sorry for being too brief. Today the following works.

function f() { ... }

but the following does not:

let f = function f() {};

I think it is important that we keep the forward reference behavior
with classes. This requires a declarative way of defining classes.


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