arrows and a proposed softCall

Angus Croll anguscroll at
Sat Jun 2 22:18:06 PDT 2012

On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 2:01 PM, Rick Waldron <waldron.rick at>wrote:

> a means of detecting bound functions would essentially mitigate any
> perceived pain points of fat-arrow-functions. If we can get consensus on
> something like this, it would allay community concerns about the fat arrow.
1) It would tell us when we can't change the context via call/apply.
2) It would still prevent us from changing the context via call/apply

To my mind (2) is the actual problem. To quote Yehuda "the proposed
semantics interfere with more intentional uses of `call` and `apply`."

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