Hopefully last word on Use Strict Directive syntax
douglas at crockford.com
Tue Jun 9 17:57:37 PDT 2009
David-Sarah Hopwood wrote:
> The rationale for using a StringLiteral ExpressionStatement as the syntax
> for a directive, is that such a statement is always useless. The above
> example is not useless code; it has a well-defined meaning, equivalent to
> "use strict" + x ? delete p : delete q;
> I hope that we are not going to try to *guess* whether this code is too
> obscure for the programmer (or code generator) to have really meant it.
There is no need to guess. The person (or defective code generator) who wrote
that code has no right to expect it to do anything useful. They should be glad
to get the syntax error.
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