block scope + direct non-strict eval

Brendan Eich brendan at
Tue Jan 31 10:23:33 PST 2012

I bet the "mode" was what got Sam's attention (mine too) in your 
"classic mode". We are not making hard mode walls or version opt-in. No 
engine will have a mode enum that must be advanced (implicitly or 
explicitly) and checked in order to tell what to do in unversioned 
script. Or so we think!


> Andreas Rossberg <mailto:rossberg at>
> January 31, 2012 10:20 AM
> You mean as in: "extend" is the new "eliminate"?
> I'm sorry, I couldn't resist...
> /Andreas

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