Reason why generators do not have references to themselves?

Mark S. Miller erights at google.com
Thu Jan 23 14:36:32 PST 2014


When writing a generator as, for example, an instance method of a class, it
would be very surprising for its 'this' to be bound to something other than
the class' instance.


On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 2:14 PM, Bradley Meck <bradley.meck at gmail.com>wrote:

> I was playing around with generators / looking at await for promises and
> notices a very difficult thing revolving around generators not having a
> reference to themselves.
>
> See:
>
> https://gist.github.com/bmeck/72a0f4f448f20cf00f8c
>
> I have to end up wrapping the generator function to get a reference to the
> generator for passing to nested functions.
>
> Is there a reason the execution context is not a generator / there is no
> reference back to the generator during [[call]]?
>
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-- 
    Cheers,
    --MarkM
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