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Ayobami Ogundiran
Ayobami Ogundiran

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Commenting in JavaScript

Welcome to this lesson, in this lesson, we will talk about commenting in JavaScript.

What are Comments?

Comments refer to lines or blocks of inexecutable expressions or explanation about some certain piece of code.

There are so many reasons to comment your code but below is the basic reason:

It explains the part of the code that may be difficult for fellow developers to understand or for the owner of the codebase to remember its uses after leaving the codebase for a while.

How to use comments in JavaScript?

Single line commenting

Single line comments start with double forward slashes. Anything written after the double forward slashes will not be executed by JavaScript. E.g

//call function tick every second.
setInterval(tick, 1000);
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Or you can put the comment by the side of the code like below:

let name; // declares name
name = "Ayobami"; //the value of name is set to Ayobami
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This takes us to multi-line comments.

Multi-line commenting or Block-commenting

What are multi-line comments?

Multi-line comments are written between a star-forward slash and a star-forward slash as in below:

/* Get the element with its id and 
set its content to 5 */
const element = document.getElementById("id");
element.innerHTML = 5;
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Viola! We are done with commenting.
See you in the next lesson!

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Top comments (2)

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Basic and awesome

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Ayobami Ogundiran

Yeah! Thanks.