Many standard linters will scold you for using backticks when they aren’t actually needed, I believe the main reason is that they are significantly less performant because they need to be processed. You could argue that’s premature optimization, but I would generally be in favor of using the right flavor of literal for the job at hand ☺️

Great article, keep up the good work!


Dr. Derek Austin 🥳 followed up on this and was able to correct my assumption: it turns out there’s minimal performance difference between backtick string literals and quoted string literals, and in his tests, found backtick string literals were actually slightly faster!

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