JavaScript Oddities from the WAT Video, Explained

by Joey deVilla on January 29, 2012

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If you watched the WAT video that I pointed to in this earlier post, you saw some really counterintuitive behaviour from JavaScript and probably laughed and facepalmed at the same time.

A Stack Overflow user going by the handle of Ventero has taken it upon himself/herself to explain each of those JavaScript oddities, by way of pointing to the ECMA-262 standard. If you were scratching your head trying to figure out why those JavaScript statements were full of WAT, your answers are there!

This article also appears in the Shopify Technology Blog.

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