Shorter syntax for arrow function assignment

Andrea Giammarchi andrea.giammarchi at gmail.com
Tue Oct 24 17:01:42 UTC 2017


to me this `export foo() {}` makes sense only as shortcut for `export
function foo() {}` and not as arrow, because arrow missing context and
arguments will mislead everyone exporting a named function.

-1

On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 1:59 PM, Brian Blakely <anewpage.media at gmail.com>
wrote:

> As arrow function const assignments become the norm and non-arrows the
> exception, allowing syntactical cruft to fall away makes sense to me.  It
> might be premature based on overall 2015 adoption, but I don't see this
> trend reversing.
>
> On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 12:54 PM, /#!/JoePea <joe at trusktr.io> wrote:
>
>> It can be confusing because it is too similar to non-arrow functions. The
>> arrow syntax is clear in meaning.
>>
>> */#!/*JoePea
>>
>> On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 9:51 AM, Brian Blakely <anewpage.media at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> This syntax is shorter, easier to write, and arguably easier to read.
>>> What else does it need to offer?
>>>
>>> On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 12:48 PM, kai zhu <kaizhu256 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> -1
>>>> this fails styleguide sanity-check.
>>>>
>>>> we currently have 3 common styles of declaring functions:
>>>> 1. foo = function () {...}
>>>> 2. function foo () {...}
>>>> 3. foo = () => {...}
>>>>
>>>> does this extra 4th style offer anything new to justify making the
>>>> javascript language even less consistent than it already is?  i say
>>>> no.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 10/25/17, Brian Blakely <anewpage.media at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> > A prevalent pattern has emerged:
>>>> >
>>>> > `export const foo = ()=> { };`
>>>> >
>>>> > Taking a cue from short method syntax, this comes to mind as a
>>>> possible
>>>> > improvement:
>>>> >
>>>> > `export const foo() { };`
>>>> >
>>>> > Even better if we assume const:
>>>> >
>>>> > `export foo() { };`
>>>> >
>>>> > That is delicious.  Thoughts?
>>>> >
>>>>
>>>
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