"no strict"; directive

Andrea Giammarchi andrea.giammarchi at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 15:19:50 PST 2012

back in the topic ... about evaluation: Function('return this')(); returns
the global object with or without use strict around. This is actually nice,
since this one was a security problem introduced when somebody decided that
`this` without an explicit context should have been undefined. Now it is
possible to retrieve the global object as long as Function is the original
Said that, I believe this is a bug in every browser. (Webkit, FF, Chrome

Please do not fix, thanks :-)

On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 2:50 PM, Andrea Giammarchi <
andrea.giammarchi at gmail.com> wrote:

> love this answer, thanks!
> On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 2:47 PM, Jeff Walden <jwalden+es at mit.edu> wrote:
>> On 11/16/2012 02:37 PM, Andrea Giammarchi wrote:
>> > what I am saying: arguments won't disappear in 5+ years, neither will
>> caller ... is my crystal ball correct?
>> It's not necessary for these things to disappear completely for us to
>> derive value from these decisions.  It's only necessary for good code, that
>> wants to be performant, to not use them.
>> Jeff
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