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Console log Shortcut

You can create a shortcut function of console.log with the bind() function. It creates a new function that, when called, has its this keyword set to the provided value. Here's how you can do it:

const cl = console.log.bind(console)

By binding console.log to console, you create a new function cl that works exactly like console.log but is shorter and quicker to type. This is particularly useful when you're logging frequently and want to save time and reduce typing errors.

You can then use the shortcut like the following example:

const cl = console.log.bind(console)
cl('Hello Frontend Bites!')

Other Ways to Create a Shortcut for console.log

  1. Using Arrow Functions: With ES6 arrow functions, you can create a simpler and more concise function:

    const cl = (...args) => console.log(...args)

    This method allows you to pass any number of arguments to console.log seamlessly.

  2. Assigning to a Variable: If you don’t need the context (this) of console, you can directly assign console.log to a variable:

    const cl = console.log

    However, be aware that this might not work in all JavaScript environments due to the way this is handled.

  3. Creating a Wrapper Function: For more control, you can define a function that calls console.log:

    function cl() {
      console.log.apply(console, arguments)

    This approach is more verbose but offers flexibility, for instance, if you want to extend the functionality later.

In conclusion, creating a shortcut for console.log can make your coding process more efficient. Choose the method that best fits your coding style and environment. Remember, while shortcuts are helpful, clarity and maintainability of your code should always be a priority.