FAQ: Variables - Create a Variable: let


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I have a question about using let as a variable. In one example, the value assigned to the variable after the = sign is put in quotes, and in other examples (the Boolean false and the number), no quotes were used. Is there an easy way to remember when quotes should be used and when they shouldn’t?


The quotes is used only with string argument, boolean and number don’t need it.
If you put quotes around a number, or boolean, it will be treated as a String


I ran both examples using var instead of let keyword in my browser console and both outputs where exactly the same as if using let (Burrito and 350). Based on this result, please help me better understand the differences.


I would like to know the difference as well.


So do ı … What’s difference?


here is a good explanation:


which goes into more depth, the simplified version is that let is block scoped:

if (true){
   let letVariable = 'hello world';
   var varVariable = 'hello world';
console.log(letVariable); // syntax error or undefined

this is because the variable declared with let only exist within the if block (between the {})