"use strict"; prepended blindly to scripts in the wild

Mike Samuel mikesamuel at gmail.com
Wed Sep 8 17:11:08 PDT 2010

2010/9/8 Dean Landolt <dean at deanlandolt.com>:
> On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 6:25 PM, felix <felix8a at gmail.com> wrote:
>> in the Names strawman, "private foo" at the top level has the same problem
>> as "use strict" at the top level.  maybe there should be a general way of
>> delimiting a top-level lexical scope, so that pasting js together is still
>> relatively easy?
> {
> "use strict";
> /* strict code */
> }
> Not sure if this is legit -- I seem to recall something about "use strict";
> being scoped at the block level (or at least that you can scope a specific
> if block). If so, wouldn't this suffice?

It is legit, but the "use strict" there is a string literal not a
prologue directive since those can only appear at the start of a
program or a function body.

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