Self-Executing Anonymous Functions Self-Executing Anonymous Functions / tutorial / free

When learning JavaScript, with all the attention given to variables, functions, ‘if’ statements, loops and event handlers, often little is done to educate you on how you might cleanly organise your code into a cohesive, structurally-sound whole.
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submitted almost 4 years ago, by pineapple
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This is best explanation of an IIFE that i've seen!

I have a similar wrapper and think of it as a 'private block'. While aliasing to exports is common in some modules, I usually just alias global to window to make it a little easier to read.

(function(global){ // private scope
  var foo,bar;
  foo = 'Private Var'; = 'Hello World';

>>> foo
>>> ReferenceError: foo is not defined

>>> bar
>>> Hello World

SkinnyGeek1010, almost 4 years ago


I actually thought the same thing -- that's a great article

blueberry, almost 4 years ago

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