String identity template tag

Isiah Meadows isiahmeadows at
Wed Dec 12 03:51:13 UTC 2018

I'm not married to `identity`, and I agree the name is probably not
ideal. I'm more concerned about functionality, though.


Isiah Meadows
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On Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 5:41 AM T.J. Crowder
<tj.crowder at> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 7:08 PM Isiah Meadows
> <isiahmeadows at> wrote:
> >
> > It'd be *way* easier to construct simple template tags if there was a
> > built-in identity tag
> Wholeheartedly agree, a couple of months ago I considered posting something very similar, both for utility reasons and in hopes that it would be an optimization target (being a standard operation).
> I find the name `identity` unilluminating, though, partially because it's not quite the same meaning as the usual "identity" function (`function identity(x) { return x; }`), though it's close. `assemble`?
> -- T.J. Crowder

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