Constructors without new

Anne van Kesteren annevk at
Wed Aug 7 04:14:18 PDT 2013

Per last meeting I understood that constructors without new should
probably not work to make subclassing easier (my understanding of that
is still somewhat limited, I'll get there). I filed on IDL to see if
this was possible for the platform side of things.

I now see that ArrayBuffer() is defined as doing the equivalent thing
to new ArrayBuffer() in the ES6 draft, despite e.g. Chrome currently
throwing for the former. (This is equivalent to today's story for e.g.

What exactly is the plan here?


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