Legitimate uses of IIFEs?

Fabrício Matté ultcombo at gmail.com
Sat Dec 19 19:54:22 UTC 2015


You can use II(A)FE to summon strict mode in sloppy contexts (such as
Chrome's DevTools console):

```js
(() => {
  'use strict';
  // ...
})();
```

This is useful as Chrome either does not implement or uses legacy semantics
for quite a few ES2015 features in sloppy mode (e.g. let, const).

As for real code you would write, seeing as ECMAScript modules are
implicitly strict and we should have do-expressions soon, I don't see much
use for IIFEs anymore.

/fm
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