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re: Null vs Undefined in JavaScript in 1 min VIEW POST

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re: You make the statement "If the value is unknown at the time of variable definition, it's always best to use null," but you don't defend it. I think...
 

I thought the example explains that. When variables are declared but not initialized, Javascript assigns undefined to it. But when we assign null, we know that it is "empty" or "nothing" and later we can assign some value to it.

 

Yes, that's right. I guess that what I'm trying to understand is more along the lines of why is it bad for your code to have a variable set as undefined? (ie, what sorts of problems does it cause?) and how does setting it to null instead fix or improve it?

I don't think using null will fix or improve anything, it's just a good practice to follow.

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