Propose simpler string constant

Andrea Giammarchi andrea.giammarchi at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 19:56:11 UTC 2015


Jordan AFAIK you can't have undefined const declaration so your concern is
unfounded.

However, I'm pretty sure what Brendan says **is** indeed what developers
want so I'd +1 that without problems.

Regards

On Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 4:44 PM, Jordan Harband <ljharb at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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