Mozilla’s add-on review process and evil eval

5.3.11

A little while ago, I submitted a new version of TBTracer (0.5.1) to addons.mozilla.org. To get through the review process I had to change my javascript data formatting and parsing code, because it uses eval – which is apparently evil 😉

As I had already mentioned in the last post, I found three different scripts for date formatting and profiled them (if you haven’t read it, do that first). Finally I went with the one that uses eval, because it is the fastest. Here’s why:

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