How do JavaScript versions correlate to ECMAScript versions?

For example, [].map was "implemented in JavaScript 1.6." Is that an ES5 method? How does the 1.6 correlate to an ECMAScript version?



There aren't really strict correspondences between the version numbers Mozilla uses and the ECMAScript standard's version numbers. There's a table on Wikipedia that might be what you're looking for -- you'll see that JavaScript 1.6 corresponds to ECMAScript 3 and then some additional extensions. [].map specifically was standardized in ECMAScript 5, but to my understanding, the feature was first introduced by Firefox before the ECMAScript 5 standard was even published. (Firefox 1.5 which included JavaScript 1.6 was released on November 29, 2005, and the standard appears to have been published in September 2009.)


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