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#6917 closed enhancement (worksforme)

Opened August 19, 2010 12:24AM UTC

Closed August 19, 2010 12:54AM UTC

Last modified August 19, 2010 12:29PM UTC

Replacing uses of arguments.callee with the function name.

Reported by: mikevsamuel Owned by:
Priority: Milestone: 1.4.3
Component: core Version: 1.4.2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

The attached patch replaces uses of arguments.callee with the shorter, and semantically equivalent use of the function's name.

Please consider this patch as it will make future compatibility with EcmaScript 5 strict mode and harmony easier.

The patch is from as of 18 August 2010.

From the EcmaScript 5 spec:

Annex C (informative) The Strict Mode of ECMAScript


  • Arguments objects for strict mode functions define non-configurable accessor properties named "caller" and "callee" which throw a TypeError exception on access (10.6).


Attachments (1)
  • patch (2.8 KB) - added by mikevsamuel August 19, 2010 12:25AM UTC.

    patch to speed/jquery-basis.js

Change History (3)

Changed August 19, 2010 12:54AM UTC by dmethvin comment:1

resolution: → worksforme
status: newclosed

Agreed about ES5 compat, but I think all instances of

have already been exorcised in the current 1.4.3 release. The patch seems to be against event.js but that code is closer to 1.3.2; the code doesn't look that way currently:

Changed August 19, 2010 01:49AM UTC by mikevsamuel comment:2

Is jquery=basis built from files under src?

I see arguments.callee at

What should I be checking out to generate useful patches?

Changed August 19, 2010 12:29PM UTC by john comment:3

jquery-basis.js is an old copy of jQuery that we use for performance comparisions - not the current version of jQuery.