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Class-less Objects in JavaScript

Oct 21, 2008, 04:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stoyan Stefanov)

[ Thanks to Bhushan Pangaonkar for this link. ]

"So which way is better - object literal or constructor function? Well, that depends on your specific task. For example, if you need to create many different, yet similar objects, then the class-like constructors may be the right choice. But if your object is more of a one-off singleton, then object literal is definitely simpler and shorter.

"OK then, so since there are no classes, how about inheritance? Before we get there, here comes a little surprise - in JavaScript, functions are actually objects."

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