I also find removing the support for /*global */ to be a major setback.
Please keep support for /*global */.
Just my two cents.
From: pauanyu [mailto:pcxunlimited@...
Sent: Mon, 01 Jun 2009 18:39:57 +0200
Subject: [jslint] Re: /*global */
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Douglas Crockford" <douglas@...> wrote:
> I will be removing the /*global */ declarative comment. I am persuaded that it is best to explicitly use var to declare all global variables, even when accessing variables created by other compilation units.
> /*global */ will just be a comment.
In answer to people's concerns: I believe the primary reason for this change is that "use strict" mode does not allow implied globals:
Now, rather than writing:
/*global varName */
You simply write:
Disclaimer: I am not Douglas Crockford, so this is merely my own personal speculation on the subject.