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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Storing and Tracking Information with Variables Working with Strings and Finding Help

Is text an object?

Since we can run the length property on a string of text stored in a variable. Which is the object with the length property, the string of text or the variable used to store the string of text?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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:point_right: Variables are just references to other things.

A great evidence of this is that sometimes, you'll encounter code where more than one variable is used to reference the same thing.