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Immediately-invoked function expressions

Published on January 27, 2016
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Immediately-invoked function expressions

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Protect your global environment from being polluted by your code with immediately-invoked function expressions (IIFE). Code within an IIFE is within its own lexical scope:

(function() {
  // your stuff here
})();

Passing-In Variables

You can pass variables in the IIFE’s scope with something like this:

(function($) {
  // $ == jQuery;
})(jQuery);

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