Strict mode recap
jaz at bu.edu
Fri Apr 4 10:37:49 PDT 2008
On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 1:25 PM, Lars Hansen <lhansen at adobe.com> wrote:
> I hope the forthcoming spec on names will clarify
> this, so I suggest we hold off arguing about this particular point for
> the moment.
> You can argue, and I think you are arguing, that there is no utility in
> allowing ns to be variable and allowing id to be replaced by [expr].
Specifically for local variables, yes.
> I disagree, based on my experience analyzing uses of eval in scripts
> written for the web, which to an astonishing degree evaluate simple
> variable names or object.property phrases.
I've seen this, too, but rather than proving the utility of this
feature, I tend to consider it as evidence of a silent epidemic of
brain damage among ES programmers...
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