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JavaScript Object-Oriented JavaScript Object Basics Filling Out the Play Method

Zeke Swanson
Zeke Swanson
Web Development Techdegree Student 8,301 Points

Inside the play method, write an empty if statement that checks if it's the players turn. Use dot notation.

I understand the correct answer is this "this."

But why is it this "this." Instead of "player1." Where does the , this come from?

const player1 = {
    name: 'Ashley',
    color: 'purple',
    isTurn: true,
    play: function(){
        if (player1.isTurn) {

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
218,635 Points

You never want to reference an object by name from inside the object itself. Just imagine if it were copied and given a different name!

Using this is the proper way for an object to reference itself.