What is "function*" in JavaScript?

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The function* declaration is used to define a generator function. It returns a Generator object. Generator Functions allows execution of code in between when a function is exited and resumed later. So, generators can be used to manage flow control in a code.

Syntax

Here’s the syntax −

function *myFunction() {}
// or
function* myFunction() {}
// or
function*myFunction() {}

Let’s see how to use generator function

Example

Live Demo

<html>
   <body>
      <script>
         function* display() {
            var num = 1;
            while (num < 5)
            yield num++;
         }
         var myGenerator = display();

         document.write(myGenerator.next().value);
         document.write("<br>"+myGenerator.next().value);
         document.write("<br>"+myGenerator.next().value);
         document.write("<br>"+myGenerator.next().value);
         document.write("<br>"+myGenerator.next().value);
      </script>
   </body>
</html>
raja
Published on 29-Jan-2018 15:12:06
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