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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<meta charset="UTF-8">
<title>Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Functions</title>
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width">
let log = console.log;
let a = 5;
let b = 50;
let a1 = (function (){ return 5 })()
let b1 = (function (){ return 50 })()
log( a1 );
log( b1 );
let a2 = function(num){ return 5*num }
let b2 = function() { return 50 }
log( a2(b2()) );
setTimeout, callbacks for geolocation, Promises, fetch, ajax, filesystem interaction, database calls, even DOM event listeners
let a3 = 100;
setTimeout( function(){ a3++; }, 0);
setTimeout( function(){ log(a3) }, 0)
let p = new Promise(function(resolve, reject){
setTimeout( function(){
}, 0)
}, 10);

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anthonyalvarez commented Mar 29, 2018

Hello Steve Griffith,

Found your "Understanding Synchronous vs Asynchronous JavaScript" video on YouTube.
Why do some statements in this gist end with a semicolon and others do not?

For example:
Lines ending without a semicolon

  • 22
  • 24
  • 29
  • 30

On line 56, there is an ending bracket that does not have semicolons too.

As a JavaScript programmer, how do we know when a line ending semicolon is needed?
Thank you.

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