Legacy const, attempt 2 (Re: Legacy const)

Allen Wirfs-Brock allen at wirfs-brock.com
Thu Apr 19 11:06:07 PDT 2012


On Apr 19, 2012, at 10:58 AM, Brendan Eich wrote:

> gaz Heyes wrote:
>> IE has consts, use execScript with vbs. I think Andrea did a blog post on it:
>> <http://webreflection.blogspot.co.uk/2007/10/cow-javascript-define-php-like-function.html>
> 
> Any port in a storm, but c'mon -- we're talking about 'const x = 42;' written in JS. That has never been supported in IE and I recall an IE blog post (from Allen, if memory serves) about why not.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2010/08/25/chakra-interoperability-means-more-than-just-standards.aspx 

But that was then and the world is different today. I certainly don't know anything about the plans for IE10.

Allen




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