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#1134 — Need to audit usage of phrase "the Number value of x"

ES5 section 8.5 provides a very specific meaning for the phrase "the Number value of x". It is how a mathematical value is converted into an ECMAScript Number value.

This usage probably hasn't been systematically followed in either ES5 or the ES6 drafts. All existing uses of this phrase need to be reviewed and it needs to be added to all algorithm steps that convert math values to Number values.

deferring to ES7

sloppiness about this language goes back to at least ES5, so pragmatically it really isn't a big problem.