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#9767 closed feature (wontfix)

Opened July 07, 2011 07:16AM UTC

Closed July 07, 2011 01:39PM UTC

Last modified July 07, 2011 02:01PM UTC

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

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Component: core Version: 1.6.2
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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);
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Changed July 07, 2011 01:39PM UTC by timmywil comment:1

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.

Changed July 07, 2011 01:56PM UTC by ajpiano comment:2

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

Changed July 07, 2011 02:01PM UTC by rwaldron comment:3

+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