Make comma at the end of line optional

Isiah Meadows isiahmeadows at gmail.com
Wed Sep 13 12:40:53 UTC 2017


I can assure you that will likely never happen, because it's a pretty
obvious identifier to use in more generic or high-context scenarios.
(Think: `get(foo, bar)`, and I've done that plenty of times.)

On Wed, Sep 13, 2017, 03:05 Naveen Chawla <naveen.chwl at gmail.com> wrote:

> Can't `get` be relegated to a reserved/keyword, like `let`, `yield` and
> `await` were? Just curious about that kind of process & decision?...
>
> On Wed, 13 Sep 2017 at 05:25 Matthew Robb <matthewwrobb at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Okay what would be the cons to allowing semi colons in place of commas in
>> object literals?
>>
>> I have an aversion to dangling commas. They're like,
>>
>> On Sep 12, 2017 7:40 PM, "Jordan Harband" <ljharb at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I would take commas over a mixture a thousand times over; I'd do the
>>> same with semicolons - it's not the presence or absence of these tokens
>>> that causes a problem, it's the ambiguity.
>>>
>>> Introducing the same horrific ambiguity around semicolons, for commas,
>>> does not sound like a good idea.
>>>
>>> On Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 1:57 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 1:49 PM, Алексей <agat00 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> > Think of it from a different way: if there would be no ',' how would
>>>> you
>>>> > react on the idea of adding it? Peaty sour every one would decide
>>>> that would
>>>> > be a complete nonsense.
>>>>
>>>> This sort of hypothetical isn't useful; you're not proposing switching
>>>> over to *solely* comma-less, you're proposing a *mixture* of comma and
>>>> comma-less being allowed.  That has very different ergonomics than
>>>> either all-comma or all-comma-less.
>>>>
>>>> The hypothetical comma-less language would also have made many
>>>> different syntax decisions over the years to accommodate that, which
>>>> current JS has *not* made.  This causes the sorts of problems that
>>>> Claude/etc have pointed out.
>>>>
>>>> ~TJ
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