Strict mode recap

Brendan Eich brendan at
Tue Apr 1 12:59:20 PDT 2008

On Apr 1, 2008, at 12:22 PM, Lars Hansen wrote:

> Strangely, built-in functions were exempt from the mechanism (ch 15
> intro); I don't know if that's a pragmatic issue (implementation
> reasons)
> or a security issue.

I don't recall, but it doesn't matter for natives, AFAICT.

> The mechanism is not described in ES2, which I thought was a bit  
> strange
> in that ES2 was supposed to be simply(?) the bugfix version of ES1  
> that
> corresponded with the ISO standard.

ES2 added do-while and a few other things, IIRC. It was not just the  
ISO version of ES1.


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