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Improve JavaScript scroll listener performance

When working with scroll listeners in JavaScript, one can often run into performance issues. This is because scroll listeners are triggered on every single scroll event, which can be quite frequent. Most of the time, such listeners are used for infinite scrolling and lazy loading, meaning that the scroll event won't be intercepted. As such, Event.preventDefault() will not be called, giving us an optimization opportunity.

window.addEventListener('scroll', () => {
  // Do something
  // Can't use `preventDefault` here
}, { passive: true });

As demonstrated in this code snippet, setting the passive option to true will enable certain performance optimizations in the browser. This way, the browser will know that it can safely skip the event queue and execute the scroll listener immediately. The result is a much smoother experience for the user, as the scroll event will be handled immediately, instead of being queued and handled later.

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