Web IDL Garden Hose

David-Sarah Hopwood david-sarah at jacaranda.org
Sun Sep 27 10:41:45 PDT 2009

Brendan Eich wrote:
> On Sep 26, 2009, at 6:08 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> This may provide a way to implement some of these behaviors in pure
>> ECMAScript. The current proposal does allow [[Construct]] without
>> [[Call]], but not [[Call]] and [[Construct]] that both exist but with
>> different behavior.
> Date needs the latter.

That can already be done in ES5. As I've previously suggested:

  function Date(yearOrValue, month, date, hours, minutes, seconds, ms) {
    "use strict";
    if (this === undefined) {
      return TimeToString(CurrentTime());
    // constructor behaviour

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