Constructors without new

Rick Waldron waldron.rick at
Wed Aug 7 07:43:43 PDT 2013

I'm guessing this is one of the things you needed to file a bug for?
Considering the last draft was published before the consensus (throw if not
"new"), I think this just need to be updated :)


On Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 7:14 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at> wrote:

> 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.
> XMLHttpRequest.)
> What exactly is the plan here?
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