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Should async/await be strict keywords? #64853

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ehuss opened this issue Sep 27, 2019 · 2 comments · Fixed by #64875

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commented Sep 27, 2019

My impression is that async and await should be strict keywords. They are currently marked as "unused" or "reserved" (unused, unstable). I think the main consequence is that in error messages it is called a reserved keyword if you try to use it as an identifier, when it should just say "keyword".

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commented Sep 28, 2019

Keywords are supposed to migrate from the "reserved-unused" category to "used" immediately after or together with their stabilization. (There are some related comments on the keyword lists in symbol.rs).
Stable async/await is already on beta, right? Then it's time to mark the keywords as "used" as well.

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commented Sep 28, 2019

Thanks, I'll take a look at updating it.

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