ES Style Question

Rick Waldron waldron.rick at
Fri Sep 9 14:33:47 PDT 2011


I was referring to the _very_ first reply to this thread.

Thanks again


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On Sep 9, 2011 4:48 PM, Wes Garland <wes at> wrote: 

On 9 September 2011 16:06, Rick Waldron <waldron.rick at> wrote:

I was actually very specifically looking for an answer regarding First letter casing for non-constructor built-in objects, ie. Math and Proxy. I think the legacy Java style guide influence addresses the question as best as I can hope for.

These  *did* come to us via Java (well, not Proxy), but they are hardly a matter of style; they are a matter of specification.

Generally we name constructor functions with CapitalLeadingCamelCase and everything else with smallLeadingCamelCase.  I think I picked this up from JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition, by David Flanagan, about 4,000 years ago.

As for other matters of style, I am a big proponent of brace-on-a-line in C-syntax languages, however this has proven to be a problem in practice with JavaScript due to the interaction between automatic semicolin insertion and object literal syntax in return statements:

  Hello: "world" };

is not the same as

return {  Hello: "world"


Wesley W. Garland
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