Akhilesh Kumar Akhilesh Kumar - 1 month ago 8
Javascript Question

Trying to use Tagged template strings gives 'Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected token'

I'm using tagged template strings in following code

var a = 5;
var b = 10;
var pp="";
function tag(strings, ...values) {
pp+=strings[0]; // "Hello "
pp+=strings[1]; // " world "
pp+=values[0]; // 15
pp+=values[1]; // 50

console.log(pp+"Bazinga!");
}

tag`Hello ${ a + b } world ${ a * b}`;


but it gives


Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected token ...(…)


On
function tag(strings, ...values) {

Answer

As the syntax error Unexpected token ... tells you, not the tag is the problem, but the usage of the rest operator. Try the following:

var a = 5,
    b = 10;
function tag(strings) {
  var pp="";
  pp+=strings[0]; // "Hello "
  pp+=strings[1]; // " world "
  pp+=arguments[1];  // 15
  pp+=arguments[2];  // 50

  return pp+"Bazinga!";
}

console.log(tag`Hello ${ a + b } world ${ a * b}`);

According to the ES6 compatibility table, you need to enable rest syntax via the harmony flag in the current Chrome.

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