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Beginners guide to Hoisting in Javascript

Beginners guide to Hoisting in Javascript

Hoisting is one of the most commonly asked concepts in a Javascript interview. In this blog, we’ll find out how the hoisting mechanism occurs in JavaScript.

Hoisting is a mechanism in which variable and function declarations are physically moved to the top of your code(hoisted).

let's go through a simple example to understand hoisting

function blogName(name) {
  console.log("Title of the blog is " + Hoisting);
}

blogName("Hoisting");

/*
The result of the code above is: "Title of the blog is Hoisting"
*/

The above example is how we expect the code to work without any issues. A function declaration followed by the call to the function.

let's take another example where we call the function before we declare it

blogName("Hoisting");

function blogName(name) {
  console.log("Title of the blog is " + Hoisting);
}

/*
The result of the code above is: "Title of the blog is Hoisting"
*/

In the above example gives us the same output even though the function is called before declartion. This is because the function blogName() was hoisted to the top.

Note: JavaScript only hoists declarations, not initialization

blogName("Hoisting");

var blogName = function(name) {
  console.log("Title of the blog is " + Hoisting);
}

/*
The result of the code will be Uncaught TypeError: blogName is not a function
*/

All you need to know Hoisting is a JavaScript mechanism where variables and function declarations are moved to the top of their scope before code execution.

That's All folks, Thank you.

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