Converting strings to template strings

Axel Rauschmayer axel at
Mon Mar 23 19:36:53 UTC 2015

> But from the few data points I have, approximately 100% of web
> developers, when they first hear "template strings are in ES6", think
> that means something like Mustache in the standard library. Some
> initially try to use the feature that way and get frustrated. I expect
> widespread confusion on this point.

Pedagogically, a name change would make a lot of sense, yes! I’ve even seen fairly knowledgeable people get this wrong.

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
axel at

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