I'm writing a simple Twitter client to play with coffeescript. I have an object literal with some functions that call each other via callbacks.
somebject = foo: 'bar' authenticateAndGetTweets: -> console.log "Authorizing using oauth" oauth = ChromeExOAuth.initBackgroundPage(this.oauthdetails) oauth.authorize( this.afterLogin.call this ) afterLogin: -> this.getTweets(this.pollinterval)
This code works perfectly. Edit: actually this.afterlogin should be sent as a callback above, not ran immediately, as Trevor noted below.
If, within authenticateAndGetTweets, I removed the 'call' and just ran:
oauth.authorize( this.afterLogin )
and don't use 'call', I get the following error:
Uncaught TypeError: Object [object DOMWindow] has no method 'getTweets
Which makes sense, since 'this' in afterLogin is bound to the thing that initiated the callback rather than 'someobject' my object literal.
I was wondering if there's some magic in Coffeescript I could be doing instead of 'call'. Initially I thought using the '=>' but the code will give the same error as above if '=>' is used.
So is there a way I can avoid using call? Or does coffeescript not obviate the need for it? What made '=>' not work how I expected it to?
Thanks. I'm really enjoying coffeescript so far and want to make sure I'm doing things 'the right way'.