Sept 20 TC39 Meeting Notes

Brendan Eich brendan at
Thu Sep 27 23:54:56 PDT 2012

Rick Waldron wrote:
> # Thin Arrow?
> (Presented by Brendan Eich, Mozilla)
> We have the fat-arrow, supported by Kevin Smith's research, it's a 
> win. Some voices in the community don't want the unexpected behaviour 
> of the soft-bound lexical `this`

"bound 'this'" would do -- "hard-bound" if you insist.

I think soft-bind is dead as discussed here, since it adds a flag 
argument or equivalent that must be set by every caller anywhere -- this 
won't fly with V8 and SpiderMonkey and other engines.

I'd prefer just "bound" so we can stop pretending there's a "soft" option.


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