Re: What’s the best name for keyword parameters?

Axel Rauschmayer axel at
Mon Aug 6 13:57:50 PDT 2012

>>>>> There is a long history of TC39 naming things for internal use and those names never escaping to the common lexicon. I'm not sure it's a thing we need to (or even should) weigh in on via the spec.

>> I agree. It would still be nice if we could find a common way of talking about this pattern (*in* the common lexicon). With the additional support, it is bound to become even more popular. It can feel like bikeshedding, but I think good naming matters. For example, I’m thankful for the term IIFE.

> Ben Alman coined this, not the spec.

You are making my point!

Or are you saying that this kind of discussion (not *directly* related to the spec) is off-topic? But where else can you discuss this?

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
axel at


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