The thing is, if you have written a function that is supposed to return a value outside that function, you are going to get an error. Even if it’s not an error, if you still want to make sure that you know that it’s a valid statement, you should return early.
In this particular case, the syntax error is actually a return outside of the function call. The function call is a statement of code, and the syntactically incorrect return is a statement that is meant to be outside of the function call, not a statement that is supposed to be inside of it. That’s the way you should tell a human reader that this is not a valid statement, especially if you want them to be able to understand what you’re trying to say.
I think this is a pretty good clue as to what the syntax error is. Not only is it a syntax error, but the human reader would not be able to correctly understand what youre trying to say. It means that you tried to say something, but the part of the script you meant to say it in was not included.
You should also include the part you wish to say in the code. If you want to say “I’m going to the store”, then include the statement “I’m going to the store. I’ve got lots of stuff for it” somewhere in the code. This is the same concept. The syntax error is a code error, the function should be able to run, but only in the script it is in.
It’s also important to note that when you use the wrong syntax to add a function to a script, you may not realize you have created a syntax error. I just made this mistake myself.
This is important because you may not be aware that your code is not being parsed correctly. This may cause problems in your script or in your tests.
One of the biggest mistakes that we see developers make is using global variables. When you try to run something in the global scope, the script is able to run without being parsed correctly.
A little bit of backstory. While it’s not strictly necessary to put global variables in your code, it’s better to do so than not, especially if you plan on sharing code with other developers. If you’re planning to share code with others, I’d recommend putting each and every line of code in a variable, so that if your code is changed, you don’t have to change it manually.
Global variables. When you try to run something in the global scope, the script is able to run without being parsed correctly.
Well I guess you could say that the global variable is a good thing, but it is also a global thing. If youre using global variables, you have to be very careful of what you change them to. If you are changing them in the global scope, you can accidentally change the global variable and break your code.