FAQ: Functions - Function Declarations


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Introduction To JavaScript

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Hello there! I am getting a little confused as to when semicolon ; should be used after curly braces {}. I see most times it is not used, but sometimes it is. Could you please clarify this? Thanks!


You’d look at what the statement in question looks like, either it includes a semi-colon, or not.
Redundant semi-colons results in empty statements which is why you won’t notice having too many, and when they’re missing javascript adds them anyway which is why you also won’t notice if there are too few.

Curly braces have different meanings depending on what they’re part of. They’re not their own “thing”.


For instance, in a function like this, do we need semicolon after the curly braces at all?

const example = () => { if (...) { ... } }


That has nothing to do with curly braces. Look up the statements to find out if they include semicolons.

I count 3 statements there.