One of the most popular, and most frequently used, browser plugins is object assign. The plugin allows you to assign properties to objects in your code.
It’s been such a long time since I’ve spent any time with object assign. I’m glad I’m not alone in my confusion.
You may wonder why this matters, but the difference between an object and a property is significant. So if you don’t assign an object to a property, it is not stored as a property, and will not show up when you look at the object you want to look at.
This may seem trivial, but the fact is that an object is really just a data structure. A data structure is anything you create and then store in memory. An object is just a specific kind of data structure. If you store an object in memory, you are essentially storing a reference to that object, so if you later want to get to that object, you can, and will find it by accessing the object directly.
For an example, see the last paragraph in this article.