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1 line of code: How to the get length of the shortest string of an Array
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1 line of code: How to the get length of the shortest string of an Array

    const shortestStringLength = (arr, curr = Infinity) => (arr.forEach(el => { if (el.length < curr) curr = el.length }), curr);
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Returns the length of the shortest string entry of an Array of strings.


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You can find the all the utility functions from this series at github.com/martinkr/onelinecode
The library is also published to npm as @onelinecode for your convenience.

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Jon Randy • Edited on

This method is faster both on Firefox (almost 5 times as fast!) and on Chrome

const shortestStringLength = (arr, a=Infinity)=>(arr.forEach(i=>{if (i.length<a) a=i.length}),a)
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martin krause Author

Thank you for your contribution.
I updated the article and the code.

Cheers!