The `super` keyword doesn't work as it should?
joe at trusktr.io
Thu Jul 21 04:20:02 UTC 2016
@medikoo, wow, the conversation has been going on for a long time. And in
that conversation you linked, Sean Eagan said
> I think a static |super| in light of ES's dynamic |this| would
actually be much more surprising. This would lead to looking for
properties in a static |super| object that may be completely unrelated to
the dynamic |this| value of a given function activation, which would
certainly be surprising.
> Consistency with other languages is valuable, but consistency with this
language (ES) is vital. A static |super| would be inconsistent with ES's
I couldn't agree more.
The interesting thing is although the conversation is so old, `super` is
only just now coming out in JS engines. I only just now discovered this
undesirable behavior because ES6 only just now became reality.
Is there any hard evidence of the performance cost of a dynamic super? So
far I've read in various places (for example the thread linked to by
@medikoo, Axel's 2ality article on super) about there being "overhead", but
the articles haven't quantified or put into perspective the actual
performance cost. Is it really that bad?
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