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JavaScript global Property: RegExp Object

Description

The global property of the RegExp object specifies whether the g flag is used with the regular expression or not. If used, the regular expression is tested against all possible matches in a string. The value of the global is true if the "g" flag is used; otherwise false.

Version

Implemented in JavaScript 1.2

Syntax

RegExp.global

Example:

The following web document demonstrates how the global property can be used.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>JavaScript Regexp global Property : Example-1</title>
</head>
<body>
<h1 style="color: red">JavaScript Regexp global Property</h1>
<hr />
<script type="text/javascript">
//This is done to make the following JavaScript code compatible to XHTML. <![CDATA[
// A regular expression on the pattern “The”
strpat1 = new RegExp("The","g");
// Declare a string.
str1 = "The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog";
// Executes search for pattern match with exec() and store result in an array array1,array2.
array1 = strpat1.exec(str1);
document.write("The value of RegExp.global (for 'The' pattern) is: " + strpat1.global);//]]>
</script>
</body>
</html>

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Supported Browser

Internet Explorer 7 Firefox 3.6 Google Chrome 7 Safari 5.0.1 Opera 10
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See also:

JavaScript Core objects, methods, properties.

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JavaScript: Tips of the Day

Returns all unique values of an array, based on a provided comparator function

Example:

const tips_uniqueElementsBy = (arr, fn) =>
  arr.reduce((acc, v) => {
    if (!acc.some(x => fn(v, x))) acc.push(v);
    return acc;
  }, []);

console.log(tips_uniqueElementsBy(
  [
    { id: 0, value: 'p' },
    { id: 1, value: 'q' },
    { id: 2, value: 'r' },
    { id: 1, value: 's' },
    { id: 0, value: 't' }
  ],
  (a, b) => a.id == b.id
)); 

Output:

[[object Object] {
  id: 0,
  value: "p"
}, [object Object] {
  id: 1,
  value: "q"
}, [object Object] {
  id: 2,
  value: "r"
}]