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Discussion on: 10 Practical JavaScript Tricks

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Zander Shirley Author

It's pretty obvious that these tricks do not make your JavaScript more readable, they're not supposed to help with readability.

The purpose is to show the reader that things in JavaScript can also work this way.

I'm sure you're an expert in the bleeding edge technology that your employer is using and you're really good at those interviews, but it seems you just missed the point of this article.

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IKoshelev • Edited

merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pra...
Practical:

  • "of, relating to, or manifested in practice or action : not theoretical or ideal"
  • " capable of being put to use or account"

"The purpose is to show the reader that things in JavaScript can also work this way." - even you yourself describe this precisely as theoretical. Practical is "here is how this should be done".

Look, I would not be commenting here, if I haven't seen over and over again junior devs reading such articles and rushing to use tricks from them everywhere. The best course of action for you would be to remove half of the tricks you've written, since only harm can come out of them. The question is - are you willing to admit you were wrong or is your ego more important to you than your readers?

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