optional "function" keyword

Kevin Smith khs4473 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 10 08:08:00 PST 2012

> I doubt that (simple) statistics are equally useful here, though: the
> current
> syntax is sufficiently awkward that programmers actively avoid using the
> very code patterns that short functions would help to make readable.

Thanks Claus - I understand but I think you're overstating.  In any case,
I've created a tool to count function expressions:


Here's what I get for jQuery 1.7.1:

Total Function Expressions:  485 (100%)
Initial Value: 130 (26.804123711340207%)
Block: 355 (73.19587628865979%)

Node.js's http module:

Total Function Expressions 78 (100%)
Initial Value 2 (2.564102564102564%)
Block 76 (97.43589743589743%)

I'll run some others though it as time permits.

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