Why setInterval() is Bad

Is setInterval() really that bad? Yes. Yes it is.


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This is a sentence I heard a lot in the past, but not so much recently. Could JavaScript have gotten better? Or is it just the frameworks that iron out the bad stuff? Or the different flavors that came out over the years? In any case there certainly is some bad stuff left and for me - as a backend developer - the garbage collection seems to be pretty odd and while TypeScript is a fun language you still have to deal with it a lot.