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1 point by evanrmurphy 3094 days ago | link | parent

So I went ahead and implemented it your way. ^_^ For an example of it in action, check out the following from the Hello JQuery tutorial at http://docs.jquery.com/Tutorials:Getting_Started_with_jQuery:

  $(document).ready(function() {
     $("a").click(function() {
       alert("Hello world!");
     });
   });
To reproduce this now using my arc-to-js compiler:

  ($.document.`ready (fn ()
    ($!a.`click (fn ()
      (alert "Hello world!")))))
"write much less, do more" ^_^

This example works particularly well because the $("a") jQuery selector can be compiled from $!a. A challenge arises with more complex selectors, as in this snippet from the Find Me: Using Selectors and Events tutorial:

  $(document).ready(function() {
     $("#orderedlist").addClass("red");
   });
Since $("#ordered list") has the special character #, we're unable to compile it from $!#orderedlist. Either most of the ssyntax has to be sacrificed for parens, as in

  ($.document.`ready (fn ()
    ((($ "#orderedlist") `addClass) "red")))
or Arc's get ssyntax must be used:

  ($.document.`ready (fn ()
    (.`addClass!red ($ "#orderedlist"))))
I hope to post updated source for js.arc and arc.js soon so that people who are interested can start trying out the compiler.