Javascript tip of the day

For all the annoying cases where javascript gives you an object with numeric indices but which isn't a proper Array object, you can upgrade it to become one using Array.prototype.slice.apply(object) It's more cruft than had the language already provided us with true arrays (in cases like the arguments variable bound in functions, the window.frames list and the various arrayish return values of numerous DOM methods, to name a few), but it's one less needless javascript level loop to do the transition.

And why doesn't javascript come with your basic set of higher level methods like mapcar and friends? Sure we can cook our own, but it's as if the language tries to imitate a blunt stone age axe, when it's capable of being a real power tool, with just a few touches here and there to get a proper class library. (Is this some misguided attempt at making the language more graspable to a web developer in diapers?)
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