What is the "Function statement requires a name" syntax error?

If you're like most developers, at some point you'll probably encounter a "function statement requires a name" syntax error. This error is thrown by the compiler when you try to create a function without giving it a name.

Let's take a look at an example of this error in action:

function(){}

This code will throw a "function statement requires a name" error, because you can't create a function without giving it a name.

So why do you need to give a function a name?

Well, functions need a name so that the compiler can identify them. Functions without names will not be able to be called or used in your code.

So how do you fix a "function statement requires a name" error?

You can fix this error by giving your function a name. Simply add a name to your function, like this:

function myFunction(){}

Now the compiler will be able to identify your function and it will be able to be used in your code.

If you're ever stuck on a "function statement requires a name"  error, just remember to give your function a name and you'll be good to go.