Reducing use of Array.reduce
I recently went on a short anti-
reduce rant at work. Was in defence of
forEach and local mutations, but I came to the conclusion that it's mostly just because I don't like
reduce. Mostly when combined with fat arrow functions (which I also don't particularly like).
reduce() makes you look smart. Reading reduce makes you feel stupid.
The recent HTTP 203: Is reduce() bad? covers many of my issues, the tldr:
- the method signature is unpleasant
- most of the time you could use filter + map
- use reduce if you want a single value (e.g. sum)
reduce has some use-cases, but they are rarer than its usage suggests. Most of the time I favor