Ye olde arguments argument (was: Topic list - pending changes and issues for the ES3.1 spec)

Brendan Eich brendan at
Thu Sep 11 12:58:40 PDT 2008

On Sep 11, 2008, at 12:56 PM, liorean wrote:

> Does not quite work on the current web - JScript binds the "bar" name
> in the containing scope, not the contained scope as ES3 specs it. That
> means the inner name isn't really usable for recursion unless the
> script author actually makes sure it stays unmodified in the
> containing scope.

Is this bug (which I should have remembered, since I called it out on  
LtU recently) fixed in IE8?

Not that it helps the IE7 and even 6 cohorts out there.


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