Block lambda is cool, its syntax isn't

Allen Wirfs-Brock allen at
Fri Jan 20 17:41:19 PST 2012

On Jan 20, 2012, at 5:08 PM, Brendan Eich wrote:

> ...
> (Aside: I wish I had used "fn" instead of "function" in 1995!)

At the TC39 meeting we were trying to think of pragma candidates.

It wouldn't surprise me if JS programmer would happily trade one:

use fn;

per file in exchange for being able to use "fn" as a synonym for "function". In terms of character counts, you come out ahead starting with the second function definition. 


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