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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#9767 closed feature (wontfix)

It would be nice to have Ruby-like shortcuts for map()

Reported by: [email protected] Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: 1.next
Component: core Version: 1.6.2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


It would be nice to have Ruby-like shortcuts for map(), so that one would be able to say:

$('table td.amount').map('innerHTML');

instead of

$('table td.amount').map(function() {
  return this.innerHTML;


$('#cardwall .tickets').map('getAttribute', 'data-hours');

instead of

$('#cardwall .tickets').map(function() {
  return this.getAttribute(data-hours);


$('.post .body').map('$excerpt', 100);

instead of

$('.post .body').map(function() {
  return $(this).excerpt(100);

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by timmywil

Component: unfiledcore
Priority: undecidedlow
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

I see the advantage, but I don't think it belongs in jQuery. jQuery has its own style and consistency to its API and something like this would open up a new world of APIs that would only bloat the code.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by ajpiano

+1 to Timmy - It's nice, but a little too sugary for core.

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by Rick Waldron

+1 to timmywill and ajpiano

You should definitely turn this into a "duck punch plugin", Paul Irish has written an excellent article on the subject:


Keep the jQuery team posted if the plugin gains traction and wide use

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