Self-recursion and arrow functions

Brandon Benvie bbenvie at mozilla.com
Sat Mar 16 14:41:14 PDT 2013


I think this is a better argument for introducing a new primitive for referencing the current function than for resurrecting arguments.

On Mar 16, 2013, at 2:29 PM, Axel Rauschmayer <axel at rauschma.de> wrote:

> 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.
> 
> Axel
> 
> [1] https://github.com/rwldrn/tc39-notes/blob/master/es6/2013-01/jan-30.md
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