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Stefan Judis
Stefan Judis

Posted on • Originally published at stefanjudis.com on <time datetime="2019-05-09T00:00:00Z" class="date">May 9, 2019</time>

TIL: Array.from has a second argument

This post is a rather quick one. I followed a Twitter conversation by Surma from Google and Andrea Giammarchi in which Andrea mentionied that Array.from accepts a second argument. I heard this fact a few times before but always forgot it again. Let's hope I'll remember this fact the next time I want to create and transform an Array out of something.

console.log(Array.from([1, 2, 3], x => x + x));
// [2, 4, 6]
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The snippet they discussed showed functionality to call a callback X times.

// call a callback `length` times
Array.from({length}, () => callback())

// or generate a random emoji Array
Array.from(
  {length: 7},
  (v, i) => String.fromCodePoint(
    129300 + Math.floor(Math.random() * 20)
  )
);

// [ '🤡', '🤗', '🤥', '🤛', '🤤', '🤦', '🤔' ]
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You can read more about Array.from on MDN.

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Max Tarsis

wow, thx for the tip :)