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Re: This objects for static methods

From: Brendan Eich <brendan@secure.meer.net>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:36:03 -0800
Message-ID: <54650823.60809@secure.meer.net>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
CC: "public-script-coord@w3.org" <public-script-coord@w3.org>
Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> Currently Web IDL does not provide the "this" value a static method 
> was invoked with to the implementation of the static method.
> However, it seems like supporting subclassing might require access to 
> this object.  For example, Promise.resolve actually uses the "this" 
> value to construct the promise to be returned...
> Is this an unlikely edge case, or should we adjust Web IDL to pass in 
> the this value?

Not an edge case, ES6 normative for class-side inheritance, as in the 
Promise.resolve example.

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