Everything is an expression

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.com
Tue Sep 3 17:47:04 PDT 2013


Because "make it look like Java" was the rule, and what you propose will 
break compatibility with unminified semicolon-free code that would be 
minified by a syntax-aware minifier to insert semicolons.

I <3 Algol 68 too, but please work on higher priorities.

/be

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> September 3, 2013 5:37 PM
> var x = if (condition) a; else b;
> var y = {let x = m; let y = n; x+2*y;}
> Why does JavaScript don't support these?
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