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JavaScript JavaScript Array Iteration Methods Combining Array Methods Combining filter() and map()

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Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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At one time, the benefit was reliable broswer compatibility when not all browsers recognized the bracket syntax.

Now, they mostly do the same thing except when given unconventional arguments. For example:

'abc'[true]        // undefined
'abc'.charAt(true) // 'b'
'abc'[3]           // undefined
'abc'.charAt(3)    // ''