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[CLJS-719] this-as behaves incorrectly in "scoping function" Created: 07/Dec/13  Updated: 27/Jun/17

Status: Open
Project: ClojureScript
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: 1.7.145
Fix Version/s: 1.9.671

Type: Defect Priority: Major
Reporter: Kevin Marolt Assignee: David Nolen
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 1
Labels: None


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.


(def foo
    "bar" "baz"
    "getBarRight" (fn [] (this-as self (.-bar self)))
    "getBarWrong" (fn []
                    (let [bar (this-as self (.-bar self))]
(.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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