When semicolons matter


Younger I was a dogmatic developer blindly enforcing the IT gurus’ dogma, later I’ve become more pragmatic preferring code readability and maintainability.
In JavaScript, it means omitting the semicolons to lighten the code and remove useless ceremony.

But in some rare corner cases omitting a semicolon can completely change the way the compiler interprets the code.
Hopefully, it will cause a compilation error, and in the worst case a hidden bug hard to track.

In this article, I describe one of these corner cases.

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