Minimalist Classes

Erik Corry erik.corry at
Wed Nov 2 10:42:48 PDT 2011

2011/11/2 Quildreen Motta <quildreen at>:
>> I don't think hard coding the name of the super-constructor is a
>> problem.
> It is when you take into account that functions in JavaScript are not bound
> to an object, they are generic. You can simply assign any function to any
> object and it'll most likely just work.

I think the chances are slim that you can take a function that does a
super call, put it on a different object, and it will 'just work'.
It's a pretty rare case.

<troll> C++ requires you to state the name of the super-class in super
calls, and Java doesn't.  Do we want to be like Java? </troll>

Erik Corry

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