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Re: E4H compatible with string templates

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:48:26 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCO4vuXQ9VuUgnfmem1hmw76Mry33H_Cmcprhm3_c-7EA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mike Samuel <mikesamuel@gmail.com>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "public-script-coord@w3.org" <public-script-coord@w3.org>, Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 3:37 PM, Mike Samuel <mikesamuel@gmail.com> wrote:
> 2013/3/14 Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>:
>> On Thu, 14 Mar 2013, Mike Samuel wrote:
>>>
>>> Here's an implementation of Ian's E4H proposal on top of string templates
>>
>> It seems to miss one of the most important features in E4H, the
>> compile-time syntax checking.
>
> Yeah.  It's not an early error.  I still don't understand why that's
> so important.

Because if it's *guaranteed* to be a run-time error (and it is), then
it's better if it can be detected at compile-time instead.  Why wait
to throw an error until that particular code-path actually gets
tickled?

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 14 March 2013 23:49:16 UTC

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