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JavaScript Object-Oriented JavaScript (2015) Constructor Functions and Prototypes Making the UI Work

playlist instead of Playlist constructor? but why..

around the 7:10 to 7: 30 duration in the video

we can see the code uses

playlist.play
playlist.next
playlist.stop

yet in the playlist.js file it is clear to see that the constructor is Playlist with a capital P as seen below. is this referenceing the playlist.js file is that why it is lower case?

Playlist.prototype.play = function() {
   var currentSong = this.songs[this.nowPlayingIndex]; 
   currentSong.play(); 
};

Playlist.prototype.stop = function(){
  this.stop();
  this.nowPlayingIndex++; 
  if(this.nowPlayingIndex == this.songs.length){
    this.nowPlayingIndex = 0; 
  };
  this.play();

};

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
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No. In app.js on the first line at the start of the video you have this line:

var playlist = new Playlist();

This creates a new instance of a Playlist object which will now be referenced to simply as playlist. In reality, you could have named this any valid JavaScript variable name. For example, myPlaylist or yourPlaylist. Those would then be referenced by those names.

Hope this helps! :sparkles: