Quasi literal function call syntax

Aron Homberg info at aron-homberg.de
Sun Sep 23 14:43:52 PDT 2012

2012/9/23 Matthew Robb <matthewwrobb at gmail.com>

> BUT, just putting this out there, I do think it would be great to have a
> Quasi global constructor that could have some static members hanging off of
> it, possibly including a potential parse method, but also some of the more
> likely bundled output:

Quasi.escape`my ${unsafe} stuff`
Sounds great.

Just an idea to extend your idea a little bit, combining with mine:

What if `whatever ${test} foo` would just construct an object of Quasi?
The Quasi object prototype could look lile this:

// In ES harmony syntax :)
Quasi.prototype = {
    toString() {...},
    getParts() {...},
    getValues() {...}

etc. pp.

This would normally lead to an implicit string conversion where it's needed
e.g. if you do something like that:

    whatever.innerHTML = `foo {$bar}`;

And you can use the full power of Quasis when calling a function in
standard way: safehtml(`foo ${bar}`) where the first argument would be an
object representing the Quasi prototype + Quasi value initialized by the

Or you could construct a Quasi like this: new Quasi('foo ${bar}'); or
Quasi('foo ${bar}')

This way Quasi's would be straight forward to use and can be implemented
without any additional grammar magic.

What do you think?

Thanks and regards,
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