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JavaScript Object-Oriented JavaScript Getters and Setters Object Interaction

Mohamad Faiz Khairi Mohd Nazri
Mohamad Faiz Khairi Mohd Nazri
5,668 Points

Why do we need the getter method for the setter method?

Hi,

since the phone method has set the property of _phone with the value that was passed as the argument when called. So why do we need the getter method to return the value of _phone property?

I also tried to remove the getter method and it seems that its still log the same things to the console.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
212,246 Points

The getter allows the property to be accessed using the same name is it is set with ("phone" with no underscore).

But the getter isn't being used when you log the contents of the object, since it reports the property itself (with the underscore). But it exists for other code that might use the object.