Propose simpler string constant

Jordan Harband ljharb at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 16:44:48 UTC 2015


That seems hazardous - if someone is converting a "var" codebase to "const"
and "let", and they convert `var foo;` to `const foo;` expecting it to be
undefined, the current TDZ error will be much more helpful to them than a
silent change of meaning in their code to `const foo = 'foo';`.

On Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 8:35 AM, Kip Obenauf <mozilla at turtlebyte.com> wrote:

> A common pattern I see is this:
> const ADD_ALL_THE_STUFF = 'ADD_ALL_THE_STUFF'
>
> Would it be helpful to allow a shorter version of this to be:
> const ADD_ALL_THE_STUFF
>
> Rather than have that just be forever undefined, it could automatically
> refer to a string of the same name, i.e. 'ADD_ALL_THE_STUFF'.
>
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