Proposal: allow primitives to be explicitly returned from constructors
isiahmeadows at gmail.com
Sat Apr 21 00:15:49 UTC 2018
My rationale was detailed in a response to another person eariler:
> But my idea was just to bring `new` and normal calls a little closer
to one another. Eventually, I'd like to see if primitive wrapper types
could disappear, and this is one of the areas where I'm trying to see
if it's feasible to do in JS. (Wrapper types are actually a
complicating factor in JS optimization and the object model in
>From a reply that (I presume accidentally) missed the list, It doesn't
appear to be web-compatible, so this entire discussion would qualify
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On Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 7:34 PM, Michael Theriot
<michael.lee.theriot at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't understand the use case. If anything I would like it if returning an
> object that fails `new Class instanceof Class` to also fail, not permit even
> more oddities.
> On Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 6:49 PM, Isiah Meadows <isiahmeadows at gmail.com>
>> Here's my proposal:
>> In constructors, currently, non-objects are replaced with `this`.
>> Here's what I think it should be replaced with:
>> 1. When calling the constructor, if `undefined` is returned and
>> `new.target` is not `undefined`, return `this` instead. This is for
>> compatibility and ease of implementation.
>> 1. When calling the constructor, if anything else is returned, return
>> that value in raw form.
>> I know this is very *likely* very breaking, but I wonder if it would
>> be possible.
>> In case you're curious what this would change in the spec, it would
>> change [section 9.2.2], step 13.a-13.c to this:
>> a. If result.[[Value]] is not `undefined`, return
>> b. If kind is `"base"`, return NormalCompletion(thisArgument).
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