Minimalist Classes

Quildreen Motta quildreen at
Wed Nov 2 11:52:24 PDT 2011

On 02/11/11 16:21, Brendan Eich wrote:
> On Nov 2, 2011, at 10:52 AM, Quildreen Motta wrote:
>> On 02/11/11 15:42, Erik Corry wrote:
>>> 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.
>> "most likely". Also, it should work if |super| were dynamically resolved, as long as the object implemented what's required by the call.
> We can't do dynamic super without adding a parameter to every function call everywhere (modulo optimization), or simulating Algolish nested scopes using dynamic scope hacks, or worse. This is something we won't do, I'm pretty sure Erik agrees.
Ah yeah, I'm well aware that dynamic super isn't happening.

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