new instantiation design alternatives

Jason Orendorff jason.orendorff at
Thu Sep 11 13:37:59 PDT 2014

It seems like new^ is a new argument that is implicitly passed to all functions.

What does new^ mean in an arrow function?

How does new^ interact with a proxy whose target is a constructor?


On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 3:00 PM, Allen Wirfs-Brock
<allen at> wrote:
> oh oops!  they are supposed to be "new^".  Will fix...
> On Sep 11, 2014, at 12:55 PM, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>> On 9/11/14, 12:35 PM, Allen Wirfs-Brock wrote:
>>>  summaries the
>>>  main syntactic changes since the meeting and provides rationales them.
>>> These features are common  to both alternates.  this is a good place to
>>> start, after reading the meeting notes.
>> Allen, thanks for putting this together!
>> I have a question: what do the uses of "this^" in this document mean? Are those meant to be "new^"?
>> -Boris
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