The class operator: a bridge between object and function exemplers

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.com
Thu Nov 17 14:05:28 PST 2011


On Nov 17, 2011, at 9:04 AM, Allen Wirfs-Brock wrote:

> OK, I have a fix for the missing constructor problem. See: http://wiki.ecmascript.org/doku.php?id=strawman:class_operator#missing_constructors 

Nit: [[ctor]], obviously a temporary hack-name. How about [[ClassConstructor]]? or maybe [[DefaultConstructor]]?

Non-nit: don't we want inherited 'constructor' to work, unless it has the value Object?

/be


> 
> Allen
> 
> 
> On Nov 15, 2011, at 9:25 AM, Allen Wirfs-Brock wrote:
> 
>> 
>> On Nov 15, 2011, at 8:16 AM, Russell Leggett wrote:
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>>> ...
>>> 
>>> As has been said, a missing constructor would not result in the expected behavior. I can also imagine other scenarios where the behavior would be unusual.
>> 
>> I agree, there is an issue with missing constructors.  Certainly my example were assume that it would never be missing from objects would be used as object exemplars.
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>> It's pretty clear that to solve this (if it is solvable) requires a more complex definition of the class operator.  I'm thinking about that now.  You examples are helpful...
>> 
>> Allen
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