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JavaScript: The Good Parts by Douglas Crockford

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Names

A name is a letter optionally followed by one or more letters, digits, or underbars. A name cannot be one of these reserved words:

abstract
boolean break byte
case catch char class const continue
debugger default delete do double
else enum export extends
false final finally float for function
goto
if implements import in instanceof int interface
long
native new null
package private protected public
return
short static super switch synchronized
this throw throws transient true try typeof
var volatile void
while with
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Most of the reserved words in this list are not used in the language. The list does not include some words that should have been reserved but were not, such as undefined, NaN, and Infinity. It is not permitted to name a variable or parameter with a reserved word. Worse, it is not permitted to use a reserved word as the name of an object property in an object literal or following a dot in a refinement.

Names are used for statements, variables, parameters, property names, operators, and labels.

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