Alternative to Function.bind

Igor Bukanov igor at
Sun Mar 22 20:11:51 PDT 2009

Various current proposals for Function.bind have a drawback that in a
typical situation one needs to use the reference to the object twice
as in


This double-referencing can be avoided if bind would be applied to the
object, not to the function. The result of the bind call would be a
view of the object that translates any function property of the object
into a bound function so obj.method.bind(obj) could be written as


Even shorter form can be archived if bind would not be a function but
rather a getter-property so the above can be written as


With such short form the need, for example, for Array methods taking
an extra thisObj argument would be pretty much removed.


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