29 Jul '12, 1am

Ruby blocks were looking very much like anonymous JavaScript functions to me. But looks can be deceiving.

Ultimater , Posted March 12, 2012, 12:37 pm I approve of the idea for wanting to add such a feature to JavaScript, but I disapprove of the proposed syntax that was chosen. It would be a nightmare having to browse through someone else’s code not knowing whether you are staring at a Bitwise-OR(|) operation, a ternary-like-OR operation(||), a function, a switch, an if statement, a try/catch block or some actual invalid syntax that would error if executed. Its too crypric… I’m sorry, it just doesn’t look like JavaScript anymore. I would have a hard time making heads or tails of such code written with a syntax like that. The readability of it is poor and I think Javascript deserves better treatment than that. Its JavaScript, not Python, not C++, not Java, and not heaven forbid “Lisp”. Let’s say for example a coder were to mistype an if statement and forgot the parentheses. Now ...

Full article: http://yehudakatz.com/2012/01/10/javascript-needs-blocks/

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