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New features of ES5 summarized
- Trailing commas are ok
- No reserved words for property names
- NaN, Infinity, undefined : are all constants
- parseInt() defaults to radix 10
- /regexp/ produces new reg ex object every time
- JSON.parse(), JSON.stringify()
- Function.prototype.bind
- String.prototype.trim
- Array.prototype.every, filter, forEach, indexOf, lastIndexOf, map, reduce, reduceRight, some,
- Date.now()
- Date.prototype.toISOString
- new Date(string) and Date.parse(string) will try ISO format 1st
- Array.isArray()
- Object.keys(), Object.create(), Object.defineProperty, Object.defineProperties,
Object.getOwnPropertyDescriptor(), Object.getOwnPropertyNames(obj), Object.getPrototypeOf(obj)
- Object.seal(), Object.freeze(), Object.preventExtensions(), Object.isSealed(), Object.isFrozen(),
Object.isExtensible()
- Property attributes: writeable, value, enumerable, configurable, get, set
- 'use strict';
- Strict Mode:
No more implied global variables within functions.
this is not bound to the global object by function form.
apply and call do not default to the global object.
No with statement.
Setting a writeable: false property will throw.
Deleting a configurable: false property will throw.
Restrictions on eval.
eval and arguments are reserved.
arguments not linked to parameters.
No more arguments.caller or arguments.callee.
No more octal literals.
Duplicate names in an object literal or function parameters are a syntax error
references:
http://www.slideshare.net/douglascrockford/level-7-ecmascript-5-the-new-parts
https://developer.mozilla.org/en/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/Object
https://developer.mozilla.org/en/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/Array#Methods
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dpashkevich commented Apr 28, 2014

Great summary, thanks!

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