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What Does “Pragma” Mean in Programming?

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Programming is hard. Well, anything technical is inherently hard. With that out of the way, today I’m writy a short post to let you in on a secret about what is pragmaΒ in the world of programming languages.

So,Β What Does “Pragma” Mean in Programming?#

Pragma is short for pragmatic information. So, simple. In plain English, pragmatic is an adjective that means sensible and practical. In programming, pragma refers to:

πŸ€”Β JavaScript also has few pragmas, one of them is strict.

'use strict';

By the above pragma, the JavaScript code will be executed in strict mode. In strict mode, bad syntax isn’t allowed, hoistingΒ isn’t

done, silent errors are shown, etc. It helps in writing a more secure and optimized JavaScript code.

That’s about it.

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Helping businesses understand developers. Head of Developer Relations RapidAPI.

πŸ“Ÿ Edutainer at Node.js CLI Automation course (100 videos Β· 22 Projects) & VSCode.pro course (over 20K devs). 🎩 Award-winning Open Source Engineer & Dev Advocate 🦊 Google Developers Expert Web DevRel πŸš€ Mars Ingenuity Helicopter code contributor πŸ† 8th GitHub Stars Award recipient 🌳 Node.js foundation Community Committee Outreach Lead, Member Linux Foundation, OpenAPI Business Governing Board, and DigitalOcean Navigator.

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