What does “use strict” do in JavaScript, and what is the reasoning behind it?

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The “use strict” is a directive, which is a literal expression. It introduced in JavaScript 1.8.5. As the name suggests, “use strict” indicates that the code is to be executed in strict mode.

Let us declare strict mode. To declare, add the keyword “use strict” in the beginning. For global scope, declare it at the beginning of the script.


<!DOCTYPE html>
      <p>An error would come, since you have used a variable, but forgot to declare it</p>
      <p>Press F8 to see the error.</p>
          "use strict";
          a = 1;
Updated on 21-Feb-2020 12:29:29