Clarification on function default param values

Jeff Morrison lbljeffmo at gmail.com
Mon Sep 30 13:26:11 PDT 2013


Typo in first scenario fixed

On 9/30/13 1:17 PM, Jeff Morrison wrote:
> So I think during the last meeting it was decided that we'd now have 
> two scopes for functions with default param values: One for 
> head/params, and one for the function body.
> Was it also agreed that we'd use let-binding (vs var-binding) for the 
> default-value expressions?
>
> I also just wanted to clarify some of the awkward edge-case scenarios 
> as I understand them to be sure we're all on the same page:
>
> var x=1, y=2;
> function foo(x=3, y=y, z=y) {
>   return [x, y, z];
> }
> foo(); // [3, undefined, undefined] ? or [3, 2, 2] ?
> foo(2); // [2, undefined, undefined];
> foo(2, 3); // [2, undefined, undefined];
> x; // 1
> y; // 2
>
>
> var x = 1, y=2;
> function foo(x=3,y=x+1) {
>   return [x, y];
> }
> foo(); // [3, 4];
> foo(2); // [2, 4];
> foo(2, 3); // [2, 3];
> x; // 1
> y; // 2
>
>
> var x = 1, y=2;
> function foo(x=3, y=(x=undefined,4)) {
>   return [x,y];
> }
> foo(); // [undefined, 4]
> foo(2); // [undefined, 4]
> foo(2, 3); // [2, 3] ? or [undefined, 3] ?
> x; // 1
> y; // 2
>
>
> function foo(bar=(function() { return 'param-inner'; })) {
>   var ret = bar();
>   function bar() {
>     return 'body-inner';
>   }
>   return ret;
> }
> foo(); // 'body-inner'
> foo(function() { return 'futility'; }); // 'body-inner'



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