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How to read the ECMAScript specification

The ECMAScript Language specification (a.k.a. the JavaScript specification, or ECMA-262) is a great resource for learning the intricacies of how JavaScript works. However, it is a huge text that can be confusing and intimidating at first.

This document aims to make it easier to get started with reading the ECMAScript spec.

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