ClojureScript

this-as behaves incorrectly in "scoping function"

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  • Type: Defect Defect
  • Status: Open Open
  • Priority: Major Major
  • Resolution: Unresolved
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Description

When a this-as expression gets put in a "scoping function", e.g. in a let-binding, the value bound via this-as refers to the scoping function, and not to the outer scope.

Example:

(def foo
  (js-obj
    "bar" "baz"
    "getBarRight" (fn [] (this-as self (.-bar self)))
    "getBarWrong" (fn []
                    (let [bar (this-as self (.-bar self))]
                      bar))))
     
(.log js/console (.getBarRight foo)) ;; => "baz"
(.log js/console (.getBarWrong foo)) ;; => undefined

Whereas foo.getBarRight expands to something like

function() {
  var self = this; // this refers to foo
  return self.bar; // returns "bar"
}

foo.getBarWrong on the other hand expands to

function() {
  var bar = function() {
    var self = this; // this refers to enclosing function
    return self.bar; // returns undefined
  }();
  return bar; // returns undefined
}

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