delegating to typed objects

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.org
Mon Jul 9 16:22:14 PDT 2007


On Jul 9, 2007, at 4:16 PM, Brendan Eich wrote:

> I think we have only two courses:
>
> 1. Kris's proposal to make F construct instances of C. If C is not  
> dynamic, these instances can't be decorated with expandos by (new  
> F) or its callers.
>
> 2. Your proposal to avoid any magic implication of F.prototype = c,  
> leaving f.x setting an unconstrained expando, leaving fixed methods  
> of C this-bound to c, etc.

Sorry, the "leaving fixed methods of C this-bound to c" is a red  
herring. It's true that extracting c.m or F.prototype.m would get a  
bound method reference which when called would bind |this| to c --  
but that's not relevant to a delegated call f.m(), which would try to  
pass f, and then run into the type constraint on |this| that's  
implicit in all fixed (non-prototype qualified) methods (functions  
defined in class bodies).

Hope this is all clear now :-P.

/be



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