Don't use arrow function for closure

August 03, 2017

​I love both closure and arrow function; I take one for simplified class and one for simplified function syntax. After a try, I found that they don’t like each other.

I was imagining this

const makeEmployee = name =>  
  function getName () {
      return name
    }

or

const makeEmployee =
  name => () => name

would work like

const makeEmployee = name => {
  return {
    getName() {
      return name
    }
  }
}

but apparently, arrow functions are made for one liner things, not without a function name or returning a normal function.


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