Default operator strawman - ||| rather than ??

T.J. Crowder tj at
Fri Jun 15 15:50:35 PDT 2012

On 15 June 2012 22:22, Brendan Eich <brendan at> wrote:

> If everyone's opinion carries weight, then we are tied :-P. Kidding.
> But aside from opinions and their weight, we have a problem if "wouldn't
> hurt" is the answer for syntax proposals.

Who said it was?

New syntax does hurt. It hurts by requiring a transpiler or full compiler
> to target old browsers. It hurts if it's botched, because you cannot
> polyfill to patch it. It costs inordinately compared to deferring and
> seeing if enough use-cases arise.

I'm sorry: "botched"?! What exactly is "botched" about this? In fact, I
don't think I was pushing any particular syntax. I think I was clear about
asking _whether_ people saw value in the semantics of it, not the syntax.
It's fine if people don't see value; is there a problem with asking the

-- T.J.
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