Self-recursion and arrow functions

Axel Rauschmayer axel at
Sat Mar 16 14:29:55 PDT 2013

Quoting Brendan Eich in [1]:

> arrows can't have intrinsic names (contrast with NFEs) so arguments.callee may be wanted, so arrows should not be strict-only.

Is this really an option? Sounds messy. Like a carrot to go back to non-strict. I’d either allow arguments.callee in both modes. Or introduce a new mechanism for a function to refer to itself. I thought that `arguments` would disappear from JavaScript code over time so the latter alternative seems better.



Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
axel at


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