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return() and return{}

In the video at say 7:00. The return inside the map uses {}. which as far as I understand will returns a new object since objects are inside {}. But what does return() stands for? Anything can be returned inside ()? An array, string, func or an object? Thank you.

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Steven Parker
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Since "return" is a statement keyword and not a function, it does not need parentheses. If you use some anyway, they are interpreted as a grouping operator and part of the following expression.

And yes, most any kind of thing can be returned.

Torben Korb
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Torben Korb
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Using parentheses when returning is necessary if you want to write your return statement over several lines (from https://stackoverflow.com/questions/20824558/why-use-parentheses-when-returning-in-javascript).

Returning several lines is something you can see commonly in React when returning component code. Happy coding!