Syntax shortcut for accessing properties on the current context ("this")

Andrea Giammarchi andrea.giammarchi at
Mon Jul 27 13:46:33 UTC 2015

apparently the @ has been booked already for decorators

I also personally think we don't really need yet another magic shortcut
that but that's just my opinion.

Best Regards

On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 2:23 PM, Nathaniel Higgins <nat at> wrote:

> Hi.
> In CoffeeScript (and a few other languages including Ruby I believe),
> there is a syntax shortcut for simplifying accessing properties on the
> current context (this variable), which is something you have to do often.
> This looks something like `@prop`, which is synonymous with `this.prop`.
> I’m not sure if the “@“ character is used for anything else yet in
> JavaScript, but I’m sure we could find another character to do the same if
> it is.
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> Nathaniel Higgins
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