arrow function syntax simplified

Dmitry Soshnikov dmitry.soshnikov at
Sun Apr 1 01:47:36 PDT 2012

On Apr 1, 2012, at 1:45 AM, Axel Rauschmayer wrote:

> No, that paraphrases “no TCP, everything behaves like in normal functions”. That is, it describes how return, break, continue currently work in functions.

Yes, thanks, I missed this.


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> On 01.04.2012, at 10:40, Dmitry Soshnikov <dmitry.soshnikov at> wrote:
>> On Apr 1, 2012, at 1:22 AM, Axel Rauschmayer wrote:
>>>> On Apr 1, 2012, at 12:34 AM, Axel Rauschmayer wrote:
>>>>>>> Ah, good. But one can use the above (pseudo-)desugaring to predict the behavior of arrow functions, right? That is, there is no observable difference.
>>>>>> There is, again, the difference in terms of delegation to the target's [[Construct]] in case of a bound function, see the spec ("bound" per ES5, of course, since, as Brendan notices, it's not just a syntactic sugar, but a new special type of functions).
>>>>> OK. Ignoring [[Construct]] and .prototype, any other differences?
>>>> Well, "ES5-bounds" also do not have `prototype' property, but delegate to the target's `prototype'. However, yes, there is the (main) difference in respect of supporting TCP (if I understand correctly, since had no time to follow the complete thread) -- return and break/continue jumps to the parent frame instead of working with the function itself.
>>> Arrow functions do not adhere to TCP. Everything you need to know is here:
>> Yes, thanks I've read it. But probably I misunderstood the description, but what then is the following mean?
>> "... bind return in the Block body case so it returns from the immediately enclosing arrow function, and preclude breakand continue from referencing statements outside the immediately enclosing arrow function."
>> Isn't it for supporting TCP? (sorry if it was already discussed and explained before, that's said, unfortunately hadn't time to join earlier)
>> Dmitry

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