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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Storing and Tracking Information with Variables Review Creating and Naming Variables

James de los Santos
James de los Santos
1,171 Points

are you able to have a variable name start with a $?

are you able to have a variable name start with a $?

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,004 Points

You certainly can; and in fact it is recommended that when using the jQuery library, that any variables used to refer to jQuery objects be named this way.

Rich Donnellan
MOD
Rich Donnellan
Treehouse Moderator 27,671 Points

They sure can. You can read more about what's valid by referencing this MDN article.

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