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JavaScript

Purpose of 'Start program' console.log statement

If the console doesn't display anything until after the execution of the entire script, what's the point of writing a console.log statement at the beginning of the script? Is it to check that everything between the 'start' and 'end' log statements was executed?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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You didn't mention any specific course or video, but browser functionality has changed in the last few years and it could be that at the time it was made the log message would be rendered immediately.

You can get an immediate output with the "alert" function, but the program will pause until you dismiss the dialog.