[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 41614] RegExp constructor should throw a SyntaxError if invalid flags are specified

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Wed Jul 21 08:50:30 PDT 2010


Kent Hansen <kent.hansen at nokia.com> changed:

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--- Comment #2 from Kent Hansen <kent.hansen at nokia.com>  2010-07-21 08:50:30 PST ---
Created an attachment (id=62187)
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I could split the refactoring to move flags parsing out of the RegExp ctor into a separate commit, if that's preferred.

I made the error message generic to keep things simple; arguably "Invalid flag 'x'" is better, but it'd require dynamic (de)allocation of the error message, which RegExp::m_constructionError is not made for.

Actually, the whole process of flag validation/error reporting could be decoupled completely from the RegExp class, i.e. it wouldn't be possible to create a RegExp with invalid flags. But that would require modifying all the callsites of regExpCache->lookupOrCreate() to call some other create-regexp-but-maybe-not function and change the error handling according. Not sure if that would really be an improvement.

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