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JavaScript JavaScript Foundations Variables Hoisting

Adama Sy
Adama Sy
7,076 Points

challenge code hoisting I dont understand what they asking witht he first question

Alter the elevator....

really I dont get it anyone online to help

4 Answers

Philip Cox
Philip Cox
14,818 Points

Javascript Hoisting explains how JS with automatically bring your variables above other code for cache purposes. This may end up effecting your scope and shadowing of variables. or accidentally rewriting a variable.

You will have to elaborate on your question please.

Ben Junya
Ben Junya
12,365 Points

I second Phillip Cox's answer.

Also, we have no idea what you're asking. What's confusing about it? Phillip did a pretty good job explaining hoisting.

Adama Sy
Adama Sy
7,076 Points

I did it I simply had to move var status on top to declare it. then had status=""; after the if.

thanks

Adama Sy
Adama Sy
7,076 Points

<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en"> <head> <title> JavaScript Foundations: Variables</title> <style> html { background: #FAFAFA; font-family: sans-serif; } </style> </head> <body> <h1>JavaScript Foundations</h1> <h2>Variables: Hoisting</h2>

<script>

function elevatorCloseButton(pushed) {

    if (pushed) {
        var status = "I'll close when I'm ready.";
    }

}

elevatorCloseButton(true);

</script>

</body> </html>

Adama Sy
Adama Sy
7,076 Points

Alter the 'elevatorCloseButton' function to follow the best practices in declaring variables within the scope of the function.

I've tried all different combinations and cannot get this answer. Where do we define the variable? I would think it needs to be defined before the function but also called after the if statement in the function as well.. Any help is appreciated!