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Rest Parameters and Spread Syntax

Rest Parameters and Spread Syntax

Welcome to our session on Rest Parameters and Spread Syntax. These powerful features enhance JavaScript's flexibility and make code more concise and expressive.

Introduction to Rest Parameters

Rest parameters allow us to collect an indefinite number of arguments into an array. We use the ... operator before the parameter name.

Using Rest Parameters in Function Parameters

function sum(...numbers) {
  return numbers.reduce((a, b) => a + b, 0);
}

Rest Parameters and Default Function Arguments

Rest parameters can also be used with default function arguments to provide fallback values.

Introduction to Spread Syntax

Spread syntax, represented by the ... operator, allows us to expand an array or iterable into individual elements.

Using Spread Syntax to Copy Arrays

const oldArray = [1, 2, 3];
const newArray = [...oldArray];

Using Spread Syntax with Function Arguments

function sum(a, b, ...rest) {
  return a + b + rest.reduce((a, b) => a + b, 0);
}

Combining Rest and Spread Syntax

We can combine rest and spread syntax for advanced functionality.

Real-World Use Cases for Rest and Spread Syntax

  • Collecting variable-length arguments
  • Creating new arrays or objects from existing ones
  • Passing multiple arguments to functions
  • Example: Collecting Function Arguments with Rest Parameters

    function printArguments(...args) {
      console.log(args);  // [1, 2, 3, 'foo', 'bar']
    }

    Example: Copying Arrays with Spread Syntax

    const oldArray = [1, 2, 3];
    const newArray = [...oldArray];
    console.log(newArray);  // [1, 2, 3]

    Example: Using Spread Syntax to Pass Function Arguments

    const numbers = [1, 2, 3];
    sum(...numbers);  // 6

    Benefits of Using Rest and Spread Syntax

  • Improved code readability and conciseness
  • Increased flexibility and reusability
  • Enhanced compatibility with modern JavaScript features
  • Tips for Using Rest and Spread Syntax

  • Use rest parameters to collect indefinite arguments.
  • Use spread syntax to expand arrays or iterables.
  • Consider combining rest and spread syntax for advanced use cases.
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