Since we're discussing arrow functions and syntax...

Andrea Giammarchi andrea.giammarchi at gmail.com
Tue Oct 24 17:40:31 UTC 2017


I was for it before ES6 and they told me it was "an arrow too far"

however, object methods shortcuts are better than arrows and methods is the
only place where you need `this`

On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 2:34 PM, kai zhu <kaizhu256 at gmail.com> wrote:

> -1
> this is user-hostile to c++ programmers writing wasm / node-native
> modules, when they context-switch c++ <-> javascript
>
> On 10/25/17, Michael Rosefield <rosyatrandom at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I like arrow functions, and sometimes the only reason I don't use them is
> > because I need this-binding.
> >
> > So I, personally would like a variant that uses the CoffeeScript ->
> syntax
> > that is precisely like => except that it uses traditional this-binding.
> The
> > only 2 issues I can see are:
> >
> > * adding more syntax to the language
> > * could the concise form bind this? Would, say `const foo = obj ->
> > Object.assign(obj, this.bar)` work, if then used, say, as follows: `const
> > baz = { bar: { /*whatever*/ } }; foo.call(baz, { /* something */ })`
> >
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