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Re: Reviving E4X (H4E)?

From: Allen Wirfs-Brock <allen@wirfs-brock.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 14:56:55 -0700
Cc: Brendan Eich <brendan@mozilla.org>, "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>
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To: ☻Mike Samuel <msamuel@google.com>

On Oct 19, 2011, at 1:55 PM, ☻Mike Samuel wrote:

> 
> 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.
> 

There are a lot of concepts in JS that don't have corresponding reserved words.  Object is one that comes immediately to mind. Quasi also isn't a reserved word, but so what. 

I also suspect that "string interpolation" would also be scary to significant subset of JS programmers.

Allen
Received on Wednesday, 19 October 2011 21:57:31 UTC

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