why not "new" instead of "constructor"?

Axel Rauschmayer axel at rauschma.de
Sat Nov 19 15:54:59 PST 2011

> Turns out anything we do here is a special form, at least for named classes. So 'constructor' in the harmony:classes proposal still on the wiki (which is not fully in Harmony)is not just a prototype method like any other. Therefore I agree we could use 'new' instead.

That’s what I missed. But wouldn’t that change Allen’s `class` operator to something that performs David’s desugaring as a tranformation (from something that simply returns the value of property `constructor`)?

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
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