Why? Because I still see many people misusing the term, “closure”. Specifically, I see people confusing IIFEs with closures.
I was going to see if I could craft a twitter-friendly 140-char explanation of the differences between IIFEs and closures. A noble cause, for sure, especially since I suspect that the reason that there’s so much confusion is that many of the explanations are either tl;dr or too technical.
140 characters may have been too ambitious. Let’s see if I can do it in 140 words or less. Starting… now. Well, not including code snippets, mmkay? OK. Starting… now.