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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#4946 closed bug (fixed)

jQuery.isObject, changeset 6442

Reported by: balazs.endresz Owned by: flesler
Priority: major Milestone: 1.4
Component: core Version: 1.3.2
Keywords: isObject Cc: balazs.endresz
Blocked by: Blocking:



isObject: function( obj ) { 
  return this.constructor.call(obj) === Object; 

I might be missing something but after staring at this for a while, still seems to be quite odd:

-- First, this is a static method, in which using this is quite dangerous, as someone might save the function in a local variable, where this will be a reference to the window object

-- this here basically refers to jQuery

-- so this.constructor refers to Function

-- you call it in another context and it will return Object, the Object constructor???

If it's not just a typo I'd be really curious how is this supposed to work :)

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by dmethvin

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Best to ask this on the jQuery Dev forum.

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by balazs.endresz

Resolution: invalid
Status: closedreopened

comment:4 Changed 14 years ago by flesler

Cc: balazs.endresz added
Owner: set to flesler
Status: reopenednew
Version: 1.3.2

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by lrbabe

There is definitely something wrong with this function. Do we actually need it? It is used only once in the code in jQuery.extend and there is another problem with this code, replacing the test using jQuery.isObject with false doesn't break the code. All tests of jQuery.extend still pass. I suggest fixing jQuery.extend and getting rid of jQuery.isObject if possible.

comment:6 Changed 13 years ago by john

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

This method is gone if favor of the improved isObjectLiteral. http://github.com/jquery/jquery/commit/c2bbcd88335cf6f8df4ac9389ecbae90291377fb

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