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

Rick Waldron waldron.rick at gmail.com
Fri Aug 3 09:46:59 PDT 2012



On Friday, August 3, 2012 at 12:24 PM, David Bruant wrote:

> 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).
> 
> 

The method is in an annex (I'm mobile and can't really look it up).

With slice and substring standardized, there would be a lot repeated similar functionality

Rick
 
> 
> 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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