`.toArray()` for all generators

Axel Rauschmayer axel at rauschma.de
Wed Aug 28 08:07:37 PDT 2013


On Aug 28, 2013, at 17:02 , Forbes Lindesay <forbes at lindesay.co.uk> wrote:

> It would be nice from a readability point of view if `iteratable.toArray()` could always be used as a substitute for `Array.from(iteratable)`.  Is there a way that could be neatly achieved?

For me, [ ... iterable ] would be good enough. Relatively readable and concise.


> It would also be nice if methods like `.map` and `.filter` existed on iteratables.  C# does this via the concept of extension methods, but I wonder whether something similar could be achieved here, at least in the case of built in iteratables?

It would be lovely to have a module with tool functions for this, similar to Python’s itertools.
http://docs.python.org/3/library/itertools.html

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