Line Breaking in JavaScript

What should you do when a line of code exceeds the max character length of 80?

You want to break (split) the line into two. The recommended best practice is to break after an operator and indent the next line two levels.

It’s important to break the line after an operator because JavaScript’s built-in automatic semicolon insertion mechanism won’t close the statement. Be sure to use the same line-breaking pattern for statements as well. There is an exception to the rule. When assigning a value to a variable, wrap lines directly under the first part of the assignment. See the examples below.


// Correct. Break after an operator and indent two levels.
doWork(argumentOne, argumentTwo, argumentThree, argumentFour, argumentFive, 

// Incorrect. Break before operator and indent only one level.
doWork(argumentOne, argumentTwo, argumentThree, argumentFour, argumentFive
    , argumentSix);

// Exception. Assigning a value to a variable.
let result = aValue + anotherValue + anAdditionalValue + yetAnotherValue + 

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