JavaScript’s setTimeout “other” arguments

When using setTimeout, it’s not needed to wrap a function with arguments into an anonymous function and call it from there.

What you can do instead is pass the function in via its name (as you would do with a function that has no arguments), and pass in the arguments via the 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc. argument of setTimeout itself:

MDN: setTimeout

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