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Luke MarkhamFront End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 17,289 Points
timer reset with first "console.log('starting')"
At the start we have "ticking..." logging to the console, then we go on to console log "starting" via the if statement in handleStopwatch.
However, I don't understand how clicking "start" and invoking the handleStopWatch could cause the "ticking..." console.log to restart ?
Tobias Edwards14,457 Points
The ticking doesn't restart. In Google Chrome's console, the number next to ticking represents the number of ticking outputs in a row.
Since starting was outputted to the console, the number of consecutive ticking outputs is reset to 0. Also, the console shows the order of outputs, so if we have:
ticking ticking ticking starting ticking ticking
This is the same as:
ticking (3) starting ticking (2)
Not to be confused with:
ticking (5) starting
Because then the order of outputs is lost.
I hope that makes sense.