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Mohammad Al Hallaq
Mohammad Al Hallaq

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simple example of Closures in JavaScript

Closures are a fundamental and powerful property of Javascript

//we have an outer function named walk and an inner function named fly

function walk (){

  var dist = '1780 feet';

  function fly(){
    console.log('At '+dist);

  return fly;

var flyFunc = walk(); //calling walk returns the fly function which is being assigned to flyFunc
//you would expect that once the walk function above is run
//you would think that JavaScript has gotten rid of the 'dist' var

flyFunc(); //Logs out 'At 1780 feet'
//but you still can use the function as above 
//this is the power of closures
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