Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· iondrimba

Declaring variables inline (a better way)

So lately I've seen some people complaining about declaring variables inline the way JSLINT imposes. People argue that is not good at all for debugging purposes and its hard comment stuff out and etc..

One thing I've been doing to overcome this problem, is to declare variables with a default value, and after that, I set the values I really want, overcoming the "you cant debug problem".

function Demo() {
    var personId = 0,
        personName = '',
        personAge = 0;

    // here I set the values I need
    personId = $(whatever-selector-id).val(); //convert this to number
    personName = $(whatever-selector-name).text();
    personAge = $(whatever-selector-age).val(); //convert this to number

Now I know the types I should expect of these variables, giving me a clearer way to read the code.

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