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Is "else" required?

importance: 4

The following function returns true if the parameter age is greater than 18.

Otherwise it asks for a confirmation and returns its result:

function checkAge(age) {
  if (age > 18) {
    return true;
  } else {
    // ...
    return confirm('Did parents allow you?');
  }
}

Will the function work differently if else is removed?

function checkAge(age) {
  if (age > 18) {
    return true;
  }
  // ...
  return confirm('Did parents allow you?');
}

Is there any difference in the behavior of these two variants?

No difference.