JavaScript null check

An “undefined variable” is different from the value undefined.

An undefined variable:

var a;
alert(b); // ReferenceError: b is not defined

A variable with the value undefined:

var a;
alert(a); // Alerts “undefined”

When a function takes an argument, that argument is always declared even if its value is undefined, and so there won’t be any error. You are right about != null followed by !== undefined being useless, though.

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