[[Invoke]] and implicit method calls

Allen Wirfs-Brock allen at wirfs-brock.com
Mon Sep 23 18:32:36 PDT 2013


On Sep 23, 2013, at 6:14 PM, Kevin Smith wrote:

> Hi Allen,
> 
> Your line of thinking has convinced me that `invoke` as it currently stands doesn't really fly.  However, I have an issue with your proposal.  Take this fragment:
> 
>     (1) function f() { doSomethingWith(this); }
>     (2) f.call(obj);
> 
> Presently, the expression at (2) grants the function `f` access to `obj`.  If I understand correctly, under your proposal the expression at (2), in the case where `obj` is a proxy, additionally grants `obj` access to `f`.  Is that right?

In the case where obj is a Proxy f.call(obj) would give f's handler access to f.

Allen




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