Allen Wirfs-Brock allen at
Wed Jun 11 09:02:32 PDT 2014

On Jun 11, 2014, at 8:16 AM, Tom Van Cutsem wrote:

> 2014-06-11 16:48 GMT+02:00 Erik Arvidsson <erik.arvidsson at>:
> [*] Proxies are oddballs here. All Proxies have a [[Construct]] method so the IsConstructor will always return true which is really not what you want. If IsConstructor was changed to check for a .prototype instead proxies would behave more inline with ordinary objects.
> No, only proxies whose target has a [[Construct]] method will themselves have a [[Construct]] method. IOW, proxies should be completely transparent w.r.t. the IsConstructor test.
> See 9.5.15 ProxyCreate step 5.b.
> I believe there may be a spec bug, as step 4 should explicitly exclude [[Construct]] and [[Call]], yet seems to include all methods defined in sec 9.5. Allen?

Kind of boarder line. says that the "essential internal methods" are those listed in Table 5 (does not include [[Call]] and [[Constructor]]).  Also the definitions of [[Call]] and [[Construct]] in 9.5 each include a note that says these internal methods are only provided when a corresponding internal method exists on the target.

Reading the section as a while, I think it is pretty clear that  that a Proxy only has a [[Construct]] internal method if its target also has one. 


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