obsoleting the "new" keyword

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.com
Tue Jan 20 10:26:40 PST 2009


On Jan 20, 2009, at 12:06 AM, David-Sarah Hopwood wrote:

> For it to be useful to define functions with names that are keywords,
> it would also have to be possible to reference those names (preferably
> in an arbitrary expression context, but in ES3.1 I don't see how they
> could be referenced at all, except in obscure corner cases involving
> the global object or 'with').

Please see followups in this thread.

/be


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