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Counter object

importance: 5

Here a counter object is made with the help of the constructor function.

Will it work? What will it show?

function Counter() {
  let count = 0;

  this.up = function() {
    return ++count;
  };
  this.down = function() {
    return --count;
  };
}

let counter = new Counter();

alert( counter.up() ); // ?
alert( counter.up() ); // ?
alert( counter.down() ); // ?

Surely it will work just fine.

Both nested functions are created within the same outer Lexical Environment, so they share access to the same count variable:

function Counter() {
  let count = 0;

  this.up = function() {
    return ++count;
  };

  this.down = function() {
    return --count;
  };
}

let counter = new Counter();

alert( counter.up() ); // 1
alert( counter.up() ); // 2
alert( counter.down() ); // 1