another and possibly final ES5 errata

Allen Wirfs-Brock Allen.Wirfs-Brock at microsoft.com
Mon Sep 21 23:26:05 PDT 2009


This was discuss several months ago and and a final decision was made to not address it in the ES5.

Allen

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Garrett Smith [mailto:dhtmlkitchen at gmail.com]
>Sent: Monday, September 21, 2009 10:41 PM
>To: Allen Wirfs-Brock
>Cc: es5-discuss at mozilla.org; es-discuss at mozilla.org
>Subject: Re: another and possibly final ES5 errata
>
>On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 6:05 PM, Allen Wirfs-Brock
><Allen.Wirfs-Brock at microsoft.com> wrote:
>> As usual at
>>
>http://wiki.ecmascript.org/doku.php?id=es3.1:es3.1_proposal_working_draf
>t
>>
>>
>>
>> Noon Tuesday US Pacific coast time is about the latest I can receive
>any new
>> issues and get them resolved in time for the Wednesday's meeting where
>the
>> ES5 spec. will be declared finished.
>>
>>
>https://mail.mozilla.org/pipermail/es-discuss/2009-September/009816.html
>
>Function.prototype.toString
>
>Current spec says it must return a string representation that has the
>syntax of a FunctionDeclaration.
>
>Problem is that implementations don't do that with anonymous functions.
>
>Proposal to have it return a string representation that has the syntax
>of a Function Definition (basically legalizes existing behavior in a
>harmless way).
>
>Garrett



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