"no strict"; directive

Rick Waldron waldron.rick at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 12:21:10 PST 2012

On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 8:02 PM, Andrea Giammarchi <
andrea.giammarchi at gmail.com> wrote:

> "use strict" is removed from code by default ... this is where it goes
> once minified: nowhere.
> I would rather force a minifier explicitly to remove it rather than force
> it to keep it for ES5 ... also ES5 is not use strict so I don't get this
> Closure Compiler choice.

Is it just Closure Compiler or are there others you know of? Uglify.js
doesn't remove "use strict".


> I don't see minified code with "use strict" that often
> On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 4:40 PM, Brendan Eich <brendan at mozilla.com> wrote:
>> Andrea Giammarchi wrote:
>>> Said that, I would rather force removal of "use strict" 'cause if there
>>> is explicit desire from the developer. Isn't it?
>> What do you mean? "use strict" is not going away. It is used by some
>> developers. I had a show of hands at JSConf.au, definitely a minority but
>> significant.
>> You are barking up the wrong tree. And Angus's abuses of 'with' are
>> unjustified. Yes, "be water". Yes, masters may break rules students must
>> follow. None of that philosophizing justifies 'with' abusage or
>> repealing/undoing "use strict".
>> /be
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