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JavaScript Object-Oriented JavaScript (2015) Introduction to Methods Adding a Method to an Object

Is it wrong to keep the named function on the roll method?

I know this seems unnecessary and makes the code longer, but asking this question to completely understand. The roll method still works if we keep the named function of rollDice. It can literally be named anything and it will still work. We can name it blablabla() if we wanted to and it will work.

Are there ever any scenarios where developers would use a named function for this kind of example, for the simple reason of being more explicit?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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It would be rather unusual, but name might be used if the method was called from code in other methods of the same object. Otherwise all access to the method would be by the property name so a separate function name would be superfluous.