Proposal: anaphoric if and while syntax

Bergi a.d.bergi at web.de
Fri Sep 30 23:43:07 UTC 2016


Danielle McLean wrote:

> variables declared
> using `let` or `const` would be scoped to the individual `if` or `while`
> statement, rather than the containing block. In other words, the above syntax
> would be equivalent to the following currently-valid form I ended up writing:
>
>     {
>       const oldValue = _.get(object, 'some.long.path');
>       if (oldValue) object.some.long.path = transform(oldValue);
>     }

What about `else` blocks, would the variables be available in them as well?

- Bergi



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