Kuroki Kaze Kuroki Kaze - 1 month ago 6
Javascript Question

No Array.filter() in Rhino?

Why can't I use

Array.filter()
in Rhino?

The code is like this:

var simple_reason = ["a", "b", "c"];
print(typeof simple_reason.filter);

var not_so_simple_reason = new Array("a", "b", "c");
print(typeof not_so_simple_reason.filter);


Both cases output "undefined".

Answer

There is no standardized filter function for Javascript Arrays, it is only an extension to the standard. (There is as of the ES5 spec published just a month after this answer was posted.) The MDC reference page gives you an compatibility sample to use for those implementations that do not support it...

if (!Array.prototype.filter)
{
  Array.prototype.filter = function(fun /*, thisp*/)
  {
    var len = this.length >>> 0;
    if (typeof fun != "function")
      throw new TypeError();

    var res = new Array();
    var thisp = arguments[1];
    for (var i = 0; i < len; i++)
    {
      if (i in this)
      {
        var val = this[i]; // in case fun mutates this
        if (fun.call(thisp, val, i, this))
          res.push(val);
      }
    }

    return res;
  };
}
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