"function" function is the best out of all of the alternatives you
mentioned.

"Anonymous function declared with the function keyword" if it's not too
wordy.

On Sat, 7 Apr 2018 at 23:50 Eli Perelman <e...@eliperelman.com> wrote:

> I've always referenced them as:
>
> Function declarations:
>
> function a() {}
>
> Function expression:
>
> const a = function() {}
>
> Named function expression:
>
> const b = function a() {}
>
> Arrow function:
>
> const a = () => {}
>
> Not sure it's 100% semantic or descriptive, but it's how I've
> differentiated.
>
> Eli Perelman
>
>
> On Sat, Apr 7, 2018, 12:56 PM T.J. Crowder <
> tj.crow...@farsightsoftware.com> wrote:
>
>> Bit of a silly one, but begging the list's indulgence:
>>
>> I routinely explain various JavaScript topics to learners, including
>> arrow functions, method syntax, etc. When I want to contrast "arrow
>> function" (for instance) with functions defined with `function`, it trips
>> me up, and often I end up saying/writing something awful like "`function`
>> function". I've considered using "normal function" instead, but arrow
>> functions are normal in today's world, as are functions defined with method
>> syntax (although I'd usually call them methods), so it's...unsatisfying.
>>
>> But `function` function is just so clumsy. And a pedant (none of those
>> here, surely!) could argue the definition (are generators `function`
>> functions? they're defined with `function` [when you're not using generator
>> method syntax], it just has a `*` after it).
>>
>> I've also considered "old-style function," but `function` functions still
>> have a place in today's JavaScript, just not as prominent a place as they
>> used to.
>>
>> A recent post to the list used "conventional function," but it may well
>> have the same problems "normal function" does.
>>
>> My goal is to be clear, and *reasonably* accurate, without being overly
>> pedantic.
>>
>> Any ideas? Should I just stop worrying and learn to love "normal
>> function"? Is there a better term?
>>
>> Thanks in advance, folks.
>>
>> -- T.J. Crowder
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