detecting JS language mode for tools

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at
Fri Jan 24 08:49:58 PST 2014

On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 8:48 AM, John Lenz <concavelenz at> wrote:
> For static language parsers there seems to be a bit of a dilemma with ES6
> modules.  I would appreciate a correct or hint.
> Here is my understanding:
>   - standard scripts as we know them today will parse in the browser as
> "loose" code
>   - scripts with the standard "use strict" will parse as "strict" with
> access to all ES6 goodness

Loose code will also get all the ES6 goodness.  1JS and all that.


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