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JavaScript

Anthony Candaele
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Anthony Candaele
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 32,135 Points

I'm not sure if i fully understand this syntax: const { side } = req.query;

I believe this is called 'destructuring' but I am not sure what the part 'const { side } does, why is between brackets?

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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You're exactly right, this is a destructuring assignment. The brackets indicate an object (the "structure") that "side" will be found inside of. So we can expect that the "req" object contains another object named "query" which will have a property named "side". The value associated with that property will be assigned to the new constant named "side".

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,991 Points

Essentially, yes, but not as easy to read. I'd code it your way. :wink: