Brendan Eich brendan at
Tue Sep 9 23:29:43 PDT 2008

On Sep 9, 2008, at 11:09 PM, Mark S. Miller wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 9:51 PM, Brendan Eich <brendan at>  
> wrote:
>>> I have also assumed the existence of a "static" Function.apply which
>>> takes the function to be applied as an explicit first argument.
>> This was part of ES4 and it's in JS1.7+ in Firefox.
> Since the function constructor is itself a kind of function, this
> overloading breaks Liskov substitutability.

LSP is not preserved by many cases in OO languages. Is it important  
here? If so, could you suggest a fix (a new name for Function.apply  
is ducking the issue; Object.apply seems misplaced). Thanks,


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