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JavaScript

Tom Price
Tom Price
5,670 Points

Concatenation - which order is better?

Hi. The following sets of code both produce the same result, so I was just wondering if there were any advantages to ordering the code one way or the other. Not a big issue, but I was just curious.

var visitorName = prompt("What is your name?");
var message = ("Hello ");
document.write (message + visitorName);
var visitorName = prompt("What is your name?");
var message = ("Hello " + visitorName);
document.write (message);

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,005 Points

I'd say there's a slight advantage to the latter because you construct the entire message in the message variable. BTW, you don't need those parentheses around the right side of the assignments.

But since you probably don't need to retain the message anyway anyway, I'd probably not bother to create the variable and just do this:

var visitorName = prompt("What is your name?");
document.write("Hello " + visitorName);
Tom Price
Tom Price
5,670 Points

Thank you, Steven! That clarifies things a bit.