"no strict"; directive

Andrea Giammarchi andrea.giammarchi at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 11:58:27 PST 2012


my typo ... I am NOT talking about callee, I am talking about caller which
is NOT a misfeature specially when it comes to debug and stack trace.


On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 11:55 AM, Oliver Hunt <oliver at apple.com> wrote:

>
> On Nov 15, 2012, at 11:44 AM, Andrea Giammarchi <
> andrea.giammarchi at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I wonder if there is any plan to allow a chunk of code to disable for
> its own closure purpose a previously called "use strict"; directive.
> >
> > This is about the ability to use, when not possible otherwise, some good
> old feature such caller which is impossible to replicate when use strict is
> in place.
> >
> > I am talking about arguments.callee, I am talking about caller.
>
> arguments.callee and .caller are not good features.
>
> Being able to access your caller is a misfeature.
>
> arguments.callee is simply unnecessary.
>
> Also having the ability to lose strict semantics at arbitrary locations in
> the middle of other strict modes makes things even slower, and adds all
> sorts of weird semantic behaviours (eg. what would eval('"no strict"; var
> x;') do? -- this is hypothetical, just given as a trivial example of where
> things go weird)
>
> --Oliver
>
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