Block lambda is cool, its syntax isn't

Brendan Eich brendan at
Fri Jan 20 18:59:44 PST 2012

> Jorge <mailto:jorge at>
> January 20, 2012 6:46 PM
> 1.- There are not quasi literals in the language yet

No, quasi-literals are approved for ES6. Already.

> 2.- quasi literals could as well use something else (the acute accent 
> ?) instead

No, that is used for string literals, since JS1 in 1995!

> 3.- a shorter function syntax is almost at the top in the programmers' 
> wish list for (unlike quasis)

So what? No one except you is asking for ` and quasis won. Please adjust 
your expecations accordingly.
> Isn't it -perhaps- too soon to reject ` for functions in favor of quasis ?



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