Re: [PHP-DEV] [RFC] Arrow functions / short closures

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March 14, 2019 17:25 ("G. P. B.")
On Thu, 14 Mar 2019 at 18:20, Josh Di Fabio <> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 3:49 PM Rowan Collins> > wrote: > > > > Is it really that important to save two key strokes per closure? > > > > I'd say that the (probably overwhelming) majority of arrow functions > have a single parameter and, in those cases, the JS syntax saves four > characters, ignoring whitespace. Another way of looking at it is that > you have six characters of boilerplate with the fn() syntax versus two > in JS (ignoring whitespace) for single param arrow functions. >
No offense but at the end of the day having readable code is better than shorter code IMHO, so I don't really see the problem with having a couple of extra character/keystrokes as this is more readable then the massive boilerplate we currently have. However, I can see people beeing fond of the concise syntax of JS Best regards George P. Banyard