Bug 176434

Summary: FIXME Bug: Add code if needed to throw Syntax errors for bad named capture references in String.prototype.replace
Product: WebKit Reporter: Michael Saboff <msaboff>
Component: JavaScriptCoreAssignee: Michael Saboff <msaboff>
Severity: Normal CC: ashvayka, webkit-bug-importer
Priority: P2 Keywords: InRadar
Version: Other   
Hardware: Unspecified   
OS: Unspecified   
See Also: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=205785

Description Michael Saboff 2017-09-05 18:07:26 PDT
The current proposed named capture groups spec text specifies that we should throw a Syntax Error when processing the replacement string to String.prototype.replace() if there are malformed named capture groups references.  This would be the first type of malformed replacement string text that would cause a throw.  It seems out of place with the rest of the rules for various $<token> replacements.  We have file an issue against the current spec text at https://github.com/tc39/proposal-regexp-named-groups/issues/29.  If we don't prevail, then we'll need to add the throw(SyntaxError, ...) code.
Comment 1 Radar WebKit Bug Importer 2017-09-05 18:08:55 PDT
Comment 2 Alexey Shvayka 2020-01-06 11:35:39 PST
RegExp named capture groups proposal was changed in https://github.com/tc39/proposal-regexp-named-groups/commit/92ceba518c2ab0d2811c2efa8248ed1b3f8b5506: SyntaxErrors (nor any other errors) are no longer thrown.

FIXME comments are removed in https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=205785.