Re: [jslint] Re: /*global */
- On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 1:40 PM, pauanyu <pcxunlimited@...> wrote:
>It affects compression (albeit only a tiny bit unless you have a lot of
> I seem to be missing something here. Why are people okay with writing:
> /*global $ */
> But not:
> var $;
> This is very perplexing to me. Why would you choose a more verbose and
> unnecessary syntax that is unsupported by ES5 strict-mode?
global variables, which you shouldn't anyway...)
And it goes against DRY.
Probably the main reason is just habit... (although that can be changed
I'm not saying I disagree completely, I just want to understand better why
it was done... Are we really going to see ES5 adopted widely (and
especially cross-browser-wise) any time soon?
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- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "pauanyu" <pcxunlimited@...> wrote:
> "name" needs to be writable. It has no value by default,Which do you think is more likely, that a program wants to change the global name, or that a var name declaration in a function was forgotten? We won't get an implied global warning, but at least we can get a read only warning. I think that is the more useful default.
> but you can assign a string to it, indicating the name of
> the window/tab.