There are use cases in Flash (eg AMF handling) that use a ClassClosure to construct a plain ScriptObject, by calling into construct() with 0 args (all such usage assumes that the class being constructed has a compatible ctor, of course). IMHO it's preferable to deprecate non-VM code calling the construct(argc,argv) method directly, and add a new method ("constructPlainObject()") for this purpose. I'm unsure on a good name, though; "constructObject" is problematic: if we were returning naked pointers, then a covariant return type would be OK: ClassClosure: ScriptObject* constructObject(); SomeSubclass: SomeSubclass* constructObject(); But we really want to return GCRef<>s, so I suspect this would be an illegal override: ClassClosure: GCRef<ScriptObject> constructObject(); SomeSubclass: GCRef<SomeSubclass> constructObject(); Any votes for a name? constructAnonObject? constructPlainObject?
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