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Re: Reviving E4X (H4E)?

From: Brendan Eich <brendan@mozilla.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 14:11:00 -0700
Cc: Allen Wirfs-Brock <allen@wirfs-brock.com>, "Mark S. Miller" <erights@google.com>, Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, "public-script-coord@w3.org" <public-script-coord@w3.org>, Rafael Weinstein <rafaelw@google.com>, Adam Klein <adamk@google.com>, Erik Aarvidson <arv@google.com>
Message-Id: <39F34AEE-BB31-4707-BEF1-0D936A2626A6@mozilla.org>
To: ☻Mike Samuel <msamuel@google.com>
On Oct 19, 2011, at 1:55 PM, ☻Mike Samuel wrote:

>> I love quasis and don't mind their hunchback-like name, but others say it is
>> a scary unknown neologism. Can we have a better term?
>> For the unprefixed `... ${...} ...` form we could say "string
>> interpolation". That's a mouthful but it is a known phrase.
>> Sorry to bikeshed the name! If that's the biggest problem (and it may be),
>> well done to you and Mike.
>> /be
> 
> I'm happy with either "string interpolation" or "template".  I can't
> find "template" in FutureReservedWord, but I thought it was in there.
> If so it would be odd to have a language feature named "template" but
> not have any relation to the future reserved word.

No, template was never reserved -- not in Java, so not reserved by me in 1995, or in ES1 based on that. And we unreserved a bunch of Java's keywords in ES5. No C++ templates in sight.

Does template carry too much other baggage (e.g. JQuery template plugins)? I don't know.

/be
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