How we built it

ES2015 RegExp subclassing semantics

This feature allows RegExp subclasses to override RegExp.prototype.exec and flags to change the semantics of higher-level functionality, such as String.prototype.replace. Previous JavaScript versions always used the original value of exec from replace. This feature makes it easier to implement new RegExp subclasses by changing a single core piece, without duplicating the higher level integration logic.

Status in Chromium

Enabled by default (launch bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 51
  • Chrome for Android release 51
  • Android WebView release 51
  • Opera release 38
  • Opera for Android release 38

Consensus & Standardization

  • In development
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Last updated on 2016-04-08