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JavaScript The Solution

Jong Kim
Jong Kim
6,145 Points

Why do we need a bracket even though we have parenthesis?

Why don't we just put everything inside of parenthesis?

for example,

Why can't we just put everything inside of parenthesis?? for (i = 0; i <= 5; i += 1; text += i + ' ')

What is the purpose of separating a parenthesis and bracket?

Why do we have to write ' text += i + ' '; ' inside of bracket instead just write down into the parenthesis?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,787 Points

You could certainly make it work that way, and technically, I'd call that a legitimate alternative solution.

But it's a rather unconventional way to construct a loop, and its purpose might not be as immediately clear to someone reading the code. So for that reason I don't think it would qualify as a "best practice".

However, I must admit that I have made loops like that myself on occasion. :smiling_imp: