The global object in browsers

Garrett Smith dhtmlkitchen at
Tue Feb 17 15:35:09 PST 2009

On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 2:36 PM, Mark S. Miller <erights at> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 2:02 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at> wrote:

> The deeper problem here is that ES specs to date -- including the
> draft ES3.1 spec -- have not yet admitted the existence of multiple
> global objects. We all know we need to, but it is *way* too late to
> consider such a change for ES3.1. For ES-Harmony, I think we all agree
> we will take this step. Also, the draft module proposal at
> <>, proposed by Ihab
> Awad and Kris Kowal for ES-Harmony, relies on the introduction of a
> "hermetic eval" which omits the global object from the bottom of the
> scope chain.

That document is not completely readable (at least in Firefox).

I see the first heading: "roduction". All subsequent headings appear truncted.

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