Moving String.prototype.substr to normative part of the spec

David Bruant bruant.d at gmail.com
Fri Aug 3 09:24:31 PDT 2012


Hi,

A code joke from a colleague [1] revealed [2] that 
String.prototype.substr is not part of ES5.1 as normative.
Kangax tables indicate that this property is in all modern browsers [3].
I think it'd be worth moving this method to the normative part of the 
spec and that tests be added to test262 (since tests are on a chapter 
basis, I assume there is currently none for this method).

David

[1] https://twitter.com/g_marty/status/231404856492036096
[2] https://twitter.com/mathias/status/231418712580845568
[3] http://kangax.github.com/es5-compat-table/non-standard/


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