Sept 20 TC39 Meeting Notes

Rick Waldron waldron.rick at
Fri Sep 28 00:04:58 PDT 2012

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 11:54 PM, Brendan Eich <brendan at> wrote:

> 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.

Sorry, I likely misheard you, I'll correct the notes before I submit to ECMA


> /be
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