From:  Michał Gołębiowski <m.goleb@gmail.com>
Date:  16 Apr 2013 21:12:16 Hong Kong Time
Newsgroup:  news.mozilla.org/mozilla.dev.js-sourcemap
Subject:  

Re: Change sourceMappingURL comment syntax to avoid IE JS conditional compilation issues

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On Monday, April 15, 2013 8:09:09 PM UTC+2, Fitzgerald, Nick wrote:
> Is this really that cumbersome? Doesn't seem like a huge deal to me.

The problem is this is not the first thing you think about, especially that the spec doesn't mention /* */ wrapping. Since most people don't test IE with code using conditional compilation, this approach leads to hard to discover bugs appearing in edge cases. jQuery is popular enough to catch it but it's not the same for most other libraries & code.

I think this approach is error-prone.