Strict mode recap

Jon Zeppieri jaz at
Fri Apr 4 10:37:49 PDT 2008

On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 1:25 PM, Lars Hansen <lhansen at> 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 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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