re: Unhealthy Code: Null Checks Everywhere! VIEW POST

re: What about using undefined instead of null? Better or worse?

Undefined in javascript is what null is in other languages. I think its better to use it. Best is to avoid both.

But a lot of js developers expect a null. A lot of libs return null (some even return either, with no reason for one or the other). And js itself also returns null, for example getElementById.


The reason I use it is that if you see a null you known that it was explicitly set, where as undefined means it hasn't been touched.

Would you recommend just sticking to undefined rather than mixing null and undefined?

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