Sep 27 meeting notes

Brendan Eich brendan at
Fri Sep 30 16:33:06 PDT 2011

On Sep 30, 2011, at 9:39 PM, Oliver Hunt wrote:

> On Sep 30, 2011, at 12:13 PM, Brendan Eich wrote:
>>> and if it were added i see no reason to restrict it solely "constructors".  That said I don't like the syntax at all :D
>> What, if any, syntax for avoiding repeating each member name three times, do you prefer?
> Personally I don't spend my entire life writing constructors so the committees obsession with reducing the token count in a constructor still confuses me.

No one is obsessed. We're trying not to suck by comparison to languages ranging from CoffeeScript to Scala, 'sall.

> Most code is not constructors.

Yeah, so? We can generalize for all methods as you suggested, but I somehow doubt that was your point.


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