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Summarizing Namaste 🙏 JavaScript EP04 (How functions work in Js and Variable environment )

Abhinav Singh Jamwal
2019 BCA graduate.
・2 min read

Thank you Akshay Saini for this beautiful series. Just summarizing your lessons for whenever I need a quick recap. Same for others. Hope it helps.

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On right side is Js code and on left side is the output.
Now, we will discuss line by line how this Js code is executed.

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As we know, execution context goes through two phases.
During memory allocation phase,
x: undefined
a: {...function body...}
b: {...function body...}

During code execution phase, Global execution context is pushed into the Js Call stack.
When line 1 is executed,
x: 1
Since we know that whenever a function is invoked, a new execution context is created.
When line 2 is executed,

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We can see in the left bottom that in call stack section, execution context named a is pushed into call stack above anonymous (Global execution context)
It goes through same phases and logs the value of x as 10.

After completion, a is popped out of call stack and line 3 is executed.

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We can see in the left bottom that in call stack section, execution context named b is pushed into call stack above anonymous (Global execution context)
It goes through same phases and logs the value of x as 100.

After completion, b is popped out of call stack and line 4 is executed.

Since at start, the value of x is assigned 1 in the local scope of Global execution context, it logs the value of x as 1.

This is the reason why it logs result 10, 100 and 1.

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