Crockford is an idiot for writing an JS minifier which explicitly promises to not break legal code but actually does, and then refusing to fix it because he's proud of his reputation for being an asshole.
And everyone commenting on this post is an idiot for thinking that any of this is worth the pixels it takes to argue about it. And yes, that includes me.
sigh This whole thing just makes my head hurt.
The comment section disagrees with you. He's just writing his damn code the way he wants to, which a large number of people seem to care about.