styleguide sanity-check for tc39 language-proposals to address javascript-fatigue

Jordan Harband ljharb at gmail.com
Wed Oct 18 05:59:08 UTC 2017


These questions have consumed programmers in most languages since forever.
It's not TC39's place to tell people how to write code - but there's plenty
of style guides that have answers to these questions.

On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 10:44 PM, kai zhu <kaizhu256 at gmail.com> wrote:

> there are several factors for the current javascript-fatigue.  one factor
> which tc39 could help mitigate is to provide a narrative on how to
> consistently apply proposed language-features (over existing-practices and
> interfacing with legacy-code).
>
> i feel too many new and old javascript-programmers alike are unable to
> adopt a consistent programming-style for post-es5 features in
> production-code.  style-issues which are problematic when a project has to
> deal with legacy libraries include:
>
> - when is it appropriate to use callback vs promise vs async-generator vs
> async/await, when interfacing with legacy-code (aka context-switching-hell
> or baton-passing-hell)?
> - when is it appropriate to use var vs let, when interfacing with
> legacy-code?
> - when is it appropriate to use function vs fat-arrow, when interfacing
> with legacy-code?
> - how can we apply destructuring in a consistent and readable manner?
> - when is it appropriate to use (proposed) pipeline-operator, and when is
> it not?
>
> es6/es7/es8 introduces hundreds of these kinds of questions which distract
> us from actual coding and shipping features.
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