Bumped into this a while back, but haven’t got a chance to use it so I sort of forgot about it.  It’s been floating around in the back of my mind.  I found this one pattern to be quite clever in helping with JavaScript function optimizations, especially when doing browser specific code and some other code that might only require a one time hit and sort of cache the result in the function afterward.

The code is as follow:

function A() {    
    //Do some initial calculation of some sort...    
    var returnValue = GetValueFromWebService("...");

    //Rewrite A to actually return the calculated returnValue    
    //and stop going to the web service ever again    
    //In essence, caching the inital returnValue for subsequent calls    
    A = function()  {
        return returnValue;   

    return A();

Very neat