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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM (Retiring) Responding to User Interaction Delaying Execution with setTimeout()

Richard Hriech
Richard Hriech
12,001 Points

Am I the only one who thinks anonymous functions are harder to read? I usually try to avoid using them.

Sure you type less, but looking at exec(say, "Hi there!"); seems much easier to understand at first glance than exec((something)=>console.log(something), "Hi there!"); even though you have to look for what "say" does elsewhere.

1 Answer

16,963 Points

It is a matter of preference. I personally use named function references when things start to look ugly. There are also other benefits to using named functions including easier debugging and being able to refer to itself. The opensource 'You don't know JavaScript' series has a great chapter on this here.