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This Stack Overflow post about some weird differences between direct instantionation of an Array vs. using the new Array constructor function is a great example of why coding standards can be more than just window dressing. It’s not that one of the methods is better than the other, but by chosing one over the other you avoid the mental overhead of accounting for inconsistant behavior in whatever language you’re using.

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Originally Posted: 4th June 2018