ES3.1 Draft: 11 June 2008 version available

Mark S. Miller erights at
Fri Jun 13 10:11:57 PDT 2008

On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 9:45 AM, Sam Ruby <rubys at> wrote:
>> p69 12.10.  Disallowing the with statement in strict mode breaks the
>> ES3.1 - ES4 subset relationship (we've found no compelling reason to
>> ban it).

Regarding whether there's a compelling reason to ban "with", what
about the issue that "with" is an insanely confusing construct?

On the spreadsheet, how much red was accumulated on "strict with"?
IIRC, it was a lot. Does anyone think "with" is a valuable construct?
Why? Anyone care to post a defense of "with"?


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