How to override local function in javascript?

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by kadin , in category: Javascript , 5 months ago

How to override local function in javascript?

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by darrion.kuhn , 5 months ago

@kadin 

In JavaScript, it is not directly possible to override a local function defined inside another function. Local functions are only accessible within their immediate scope and are not exported or accessible from outside.


However, there are a couple of workarounds that you can use to achieve a similar effect:

  1. Extract the function to a higher scope: If the function is defined within another function, you can extract it to a higher-level scope, such as the global scope or an outer function scope. This will make the function accessible from other parts of your codebase, allowing you to override it as needed. function outerFunction() { function localFunction() { // Original local function implementation } return localFunction; } // Extract the local function to a higher scope var extractedFunction = outerFunction(); // Override the extracted function extractedFunction = function() { // New implementation for the function };
  2. Use an object or module pattern: Instead of defining the function as a local function, define it as a method or property of an object or module. This way, you can create new instances or extend the object/module with different implementations of the function. var myObject = { localFunction: function() { // Original local function implementation } }; // Override the function myObject.localFunction = function() { // New implementation for the function };


These solutions allow you to achieve a similar effect to overriding a local function by making the function accessible from outside its immediate scope. However, keep in mind that modifying the behavior of local or private functions defined in other parts of your codebase may have unintended consequences.