let and strict mode

Allen Wirfs-Brock allen at wirfs-brock.com
Thu Nov 15 16:35:25 PST 2012

On Nov 15, 2012, at 4:17 PM, Brendan Eich wrote:

> Of course, 'let' short for 'letter' :-|.
> Contextual keyword with [no LineTerminator here] after sounds like the plan. I'm curious whether you have already implemented this in Traceur?
> /be

I wonder if the [no LineTerminator here] is really need in practice?

How often does

    /* whatever*/  ;
      x = "abc";

actually occur in real code??

(I'm assuming that the JSC test was just making "let" a reserved id rather than a contextual keyword)


> Erik Arvidsson wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 2:49 PM, Allen Wirfs-Brock <allen at wirfs-brock.com <mailto:allen at wirfs-brock.com>> wrote:
>>    This is what TC39 agreed to try when we started down the 1JS path,
>>    with the expectation that implementation would explore the
>>    compatibility impact.
>> JSC tried making let a keyword and it broke things, forcing them to revert that.
>> http://trac.webkit.org/changeset/113352
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