September 5, 2019
It’s important to understand the differences between local scope, global scope and block scope. Variables are considered local scope if they are inside a function. Those outside the function are global. Variables in local scope can have a different scope for each call of that function. Variables of the same name can be used for multiple functions.
There are three types of data which are copied by having their reference copied, that’s Array, Object, and Function. These are technically Objects.
Variable and function declarations are what’s called hoisted (lifted and declared) to the top of their available scope, if defined in a function, at the top of the global context or outside a function.
Function expressions are not hoisted, only variable declarations, so not variable initialization or assignments. As it takes precedence, function declaration will override a variable declaration when hoisted.
These methods are different only slightly, and it can be hard to remember which function does what. ‘Call’ invokes the function while allowing you to pass in arguments one at a time. ‘Apply’ also invokes the function but allows you to pass in arguments as an array. And finally, ‘bind’ returns a new function, allowing you to pass in a ‘this’ array and any number of arguments.
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