Improved Function.prototype.toString in ES6?

Allen Wirfs-Brock allen at wirfs-brock.com
Mon Aug 6 16:00:23 PDT 2012


This is probably a good place to reference https://mail.mozilla.org/pipermail/es-discuss/2012-July/024260.html in reply to your question. 

Basically, these are incomplete working drafts.  Much is not yet included in the drafts.

Allen




On Aug 6, 2012, at 2:55 PM, Nicholas C. Zakas wrote:

> I noticed that there is a proposal to improve how Function.prototype.toString works in ES6:
> http://wiki.ecmascript.org/doku.php?id=harmony:function_to_string
> 
> However, there doesn't seem to be any update in the existing ES6 draft, as it says:
> 
> 15.3.4.2 Function.prototype.toString ( )
> 
> An implementation-dependent representation of the function is returned. This representation has the syntax of a FunctionDeclaration. Note in particular that the use and placement of white space, line terminators, and semicolons within the representation String is implementation-dependent.
> 
> The toString function is not generic; it throws a TypeError exception if its this value is not a Function object. Therefore, it cannot be transferred to other kinds of objects for use as a method.
> 
> Are there going to be a changes to this in ES6?
> 
> 
> Thanks,
> Nicholas
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