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(In Rhino) Why Context.newObje ct() looking for constructors only in TopLevelScope?

This is "newObject" method from org.mozilla.jav ascript.Context class.

01 : public final Scriptable newObject(Scrip table scope, String
constructorName , Object[] args)
02 : {
03 : scope = ScriptableObjec t.getTopLevelSc ope(scope);
04 : Function ctor = ScriptRuntime.g etExistingCtor( this, scope,
05 :
constructorName );
06 : if (args == null) { args = ScriptRuntime.e mptyArgs; }
07 : return ctor.construct( this, scope, args);
08 : }

Why scope gets reset to point to TopLevelScope (line 03)?

Jul 23 '05 #1
2 1844
k0t1k wrote:
This is "newObject" method from org.mozilla.jav ascript.Context class.


Generally the point of ECMAScript is that the author does not need to
know anything about how implementations of the language work. And doing
cross-browser work makes the specific implementations less significant
as they are not the same in different browsers. So long as the resulting
behaviour corresponds with ECMA 262 the internal details are not

A good group for asking questions related to the Spidermonkey and/or
Rhino implementations is - netscape.public .mozilla.jseng -, as there
they may get the attention of the authors of those implementations .

Jul 23 '05 #2
Thanks Richard, I will repost it there.

Jul 23 '05 #3

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