assignment to eval in strict code

Mark Miller erights at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 09:47:50 PST 2009


I'd be happier with the restriction than without.

2009/2/12 Allen Wirfs-Brock <Allen.Wirfs-Brock at microsoft.com>

>  Now that we have decided that all declarations of the identifier "eval"
> are banned from strict code a related question has come up from one of the
> implementers of our strict mode prototype implementation.    Why does Es3.1
> still allow assignment to the identifier "eval" within strict code?   That
> does seem like a logical extension of the arguments that convinced us to ban
> strict mode eval declaration.  Does anyone have a reason why such an
> assignment would be a reasonable thing.
>
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> Adding that assignment restriction is a bit of a feature creep but
> something that is probably manageable in the time we have left if the
> consensus is that it makes sense to do.
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> Thoughts?
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>
> Allen
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   --MarkM
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