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Rahul Chaudhary
Rahul Chaudhary

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Guess the output

var a = 2;
if (true) {
var a = 5;
console.log(a) // 5
}
console.log(a) // 5

I'm new to Javascript, can anyone tell why it printed 5 in below console statement

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Siddharth

TL;DR If you use var this will happen, try using let


var is not block scoped, this is a limitation from the days of old JavaScript. Nowadays you should use the modern let or const.

Some resources:

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Deon Rich

You overwrote the variable in the if statement.