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Although functions in JavaScript are a kind of object, the typeof operator considers functions to be sufficiently different that they have their own return value.

I don't understand in what aspect the clause following that relates to the rest of the sentence. But, if I change that to in that, the sentence actually makes perfect sense.

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Sufficiently ADJ that here works in the same way as so ADJ that or sufficiently ... [for SUBJ] to in order to what degree of 'difference' functions exhibit.

Functions are sufficiently different (from objects) that they have ... =
Functions are so different (from objects) that they have ... =
Functions are sufficiently different (from objects) to have ... =

If you say that they are sufficiently different in that you are saying something quite different: that functions are different enough to satisfy some need (which, presumably, has already been described). The in that clause describes some qualification or alternative description of that sufficiency; in this case it would a description of how they are sufficient, to wit, by having their own return values. In paraphrase:

Functions are different enough (from objects) to meet our need, because they have their own values.

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"that" refers to the difference.

"in that" would change the causality in a subtle way.

"in that" implies that the difference is caused by having two return values.

"that" or "such that" implies that the two return values are required/caused by the difference.

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