Modules: Curly Free

Brendan Eich brendan at
Sat Apr 20 05:17:20 PDT 2013

Andreas Rossberg wrote:
> I don't understand. Are you saying that it has a higher cost to
> standardize a trivial convention than it is to standardize additional
> ad-hoc syntax?

Answering for Dave: you bet it is.

The cost of the former is born by everyone in a large-N community who 
must learn the "trivial convention". The cost of the latter is born by 
we few TC39ers and JS implementors, who can make that sacrifice.

Recall Mr. Spock's Kobayashi Maru solution from STII:TWoK.


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