Laurence L Laurence L - 6 months ago 31
jQuery Question

Moving function outside a loop

I have read the solution on the following page but still don't understand how to apply it to my loop and function. How do I move the following function outside the loop?

How to move functions outside a loop

var i;
var chap = '.nav__chapter-';
for (i = 0; i < 7; i++) {
var precedingZero = (i<10) ? '0' : '';
(function(i) {
$( chap + precedingZero + i ).addClass('toggleAria');

I have a few like this so once I understand it I can apply to all. Sorry for being so dense.


You don't need your IIFE (immediately invoked function expression) in the loop at all. You can change to just this:

var chap = '.nav__chapter-', precedingZero;
for (var i = 0; i < 7; i++) {
    precedingZero = (i < 10) ? '0' : '';
    $(chap + precedingZero + i).addClass('toggleAria');

An IIFE might be used inside a loop if you have async operations and you need to "save" a loop value for later use in an async callback. But, that is not happening at all here so the IIFE is simply not needed.