do we have a thisclass? (for abstract static methods)

Claus Reinke claus.reinke at talk21.com
Fri Jun 7 08:50:42 PDT 2013


>> We do have this/super for references along the instance prototype
>> chain, and we have this.constructor for getting to the class of an instance
>> method. But what about getting the current class from a static method,
>> for class-side inheritance?
>>
>> Can't you just use "this"?
>
> Exactly, that should work. The constructors form their own prototype chain (somewhat independently 
> of the instance prototypes, but reflecting their chain), so everything should work out. In other 
> words, Sub is just an object, so its methods can use `this` to refer to each other.

Kind of obvious from the desugaring... My thinking in that
direction was blocked by associating wrong ideas with the
class syntax.

Thanks,
Claus
 



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