14.5 Expression Statement

Syntax

ExpressionStatement[Yield, Await] : [lookahead ∉ { {, function, async [no LineTerminator here] function, class, let [ }] Expression[+In, ?Yield, ?Await] ; Note

An ExpressionStatement cannot start with a U+007B (LEFT CURLY BRACKET) because that might make it ambiguous with a Block. An ExpressionStatement cannot start with the function or class keywords because that would make it ambiguous with a FunctionDeclaration, a GeneratorDeclaration, or a ClassDeclaration. An ExpressionStatement cannot start with async function because that would make it ambiguous with an AsyncFunctionDeclaration or a AsyncGeneratorDeclaration. An ExpressionStatement cannot start with the two token sequence let [ because that would make it ambiguous with a let LexicalDeclaration whose first LexicalBinding was an ArrayBindingPattern.

14.5.1 Runtime Semantics: Evaluation

ExpressionStatement : Expression ;
  1. Let exprRef be the result of evaluating Expression.
  2. Return ? GetValue(exprRef).