Referencing `super`

Brett Andrews brett.j.andrews at
Wed Aug 6 16:38:56 PDT 2014

I don't think we need to do any special binding to `this` for bare `super`.
Perhaps it will help if I provide the original use case that led me to
this. I'm using AngularJS and declaring controllers as classes. I have a
base FormCtrl that extends (for example) a ClientFormCtrl. The cut-down
version of the constructor is this:

constructor($injector) {
  $injector.invoke(super, this, {
    formName: 'activityUpsertForm'

In this case, I don't care what `super` is bound to, since under the covers
Angular is going to do super.apply(this).

I think the most obvious and least confusing/breaking way for `super` to
function is for it to be the equivalent of `let super = super.[method_name]`

On Thu, Aug 7, 2014 at 5:54 AM, Brendan Eich <brendan at> wrote:

> Rick Waldron wrote:
>> I was just curious about what your gut was saying ;)
> I was going for alias to `this`. But that argues against `super()` as
> short for `super.method()` in method context. And that means Java, so bleah
> :-P.
> /be
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