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I am not familiar with JS since I write in another language, but your example is clear enough to follow.

Still, I did not find that the examples after the first improvement got any better. To me, "more readable code" is not necessarily "shorter code" and - again - I am not very familiar with JS, but your final result is not very readable to me. You abstract away code in a const, and I am an advocate of doing that but these constructs are so small that I find it gains little. Personally I would have stopped after the first improvement. Improving the code is good, but remember that better is the enemy of good enough ;)


For some of the people out there, this may not be a style they like. I also could have also went in to more detail as to why abstracting out the logic to constants can help clean up the code, with more scenarios. But for many people, they like this and it helped them. So it’s really about taking what works for you and leaving the rest behind.

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