statements that could be expressions?

Brendan Eich brendan at
Thu Jun 2 20:15:08 PDT 2011

On Jun 2, 2011, at 8:12 PM, Brendan Eich wrote:

>> - Conflict between blocks and statements:
>> a = {x: while (x) { ... break x;}}
>> is either an object initializer or a block containing a labeled while statement.
> based on feedback from Jorge here on the list mentions a block that cannot start with a label. Two-token lookahead restriction, why not?

Care is required looking after Identifier to check for : making a label -- lexer must tokenize / as division operator and leave it to be consumed if instead of "{ Identifier :"  (which would make an object literal in this strawman) we have "{ Identifier /".


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