Syntax of UseStrictDirectives

Allen Wirfs-Brock Allen.Wirfs-Brock at
Fri May 22 16:51:21 PDT 2009

>-----Original Message-----
>From: es5-discuss-bounces at [mailto:es5-discuss-
>bounces at] On Behalf Of Jon Zeppieri
>Strict mode really wants new syntax, and ES5 won't add new syntax.
>So-- and I realize this is a fait accompli, but-- why is strict mode
>in ES5, when the pragma syntax to support it properly isn't?

Resig presents a pretty good discussion of why strict mode, and the string literal based use strict directive is valuable:

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