Ember computed properties with no dependencies

A lot of times, I have seen computed properties used in code with no dependencies specified. I wanted to understand what is the purpose of such CP’s ?


someCP: computed({
// some code
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It’s basically a lazily computed value that stays cached after the first time it’s needed. A computed like:

someCP: computed(function() {
  return 1 + 1;

Is equivalent to manually doing:

get someCP() {
  if (this._alreadyComputed != null) {
    this._alreadyComputed = 1 + 1;
  return this._alreadyComputed;

In both cases, the actual computation only happens the first time somebody tries to use someCP.

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Thanks a lot for your reply…So when you say get someCP() {}, do you mean equivalent to a normal method call which checks if existing and does computation only _alreadyComputed is not null. I got a bit confused as you have a “get” in the front of someCP

The get is a standard Javascript feature, not an ember thing.

class Thing {
  get value() {
    return 42;
let t = new Thing();
console.log(t.value); // prints 42;