Stephan van Hulst wrote:
I'm not sure if the practice is still used a lot in modern code with the advent of newer languages like ES6 and dependency loading frameworks like RequireJS.
Any resemblance between that kind of code and a Lambda expression is, I'm sure, purely co-incidental (snicker).
"privilege" comes from the Latin words for "private" and "law" (legal) and dates to feudal times. To "claim privilege" meant that you were above the laws that applied to the common people.