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Unexected 'Invalid left-hand side in for-in' #1920

pelchats opened this Issue Mar 16, 2018 · 0 comments


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pelchats commented Mar 16, 2018

Esprima throws an error when parsing seemingly correct code with a for-in loop. The error seems to be sensitive to the code surrounding it.

Steps to reproduce

  if (a) {
    for(f(); false;) {}
  } else
    for(x in y) {

Note that this is a ~minimal reproduction. The actual code that I was trying to parse is

Expected output

I think the AST should be parsed successfully. I don't see anything wrong with the above code. In particular, changing the f() call in the first for loop somehow makes the error disappear. Likewise adding curly braces after else also makes the error disappear.

Chrome executes the following code just fine:

  var a = false;
  function f() {
    console.log('f called');
  function g() {
    console.log('g called');
  var c = 0;
  var e = 1;
  var y = [1];
  if (a) {
    for(f(); false;) {}
  } else
    for(x in y) {
> g called

Actual output

Error: Line 5: Invalid left-hand side in for-in
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