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Discussion on: Daily Challenge #29 - Xs and Os

nishu1343 profile image

Bro, nice solution .cud u explain me what is going inside the reduce. And im not able to reproduce it.

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willsmart • Edited

It's working for me in chrome just now. Try wrapping the output line in a console.log if you're outside a REPL

In the reduce acc is the accumulator, keeping a sum of values as they come up. The reduce returns the sum at the end.
Each c is a character from the string (...str is an array of the chars from str)
c == 'x' || c == 'X' is obv a boolean. The code uses the fact that in JS Number(true) == 1 and Number(false) == 0, so it's a shorter way of saying:

XO = str => 
    (acc, c) => acc + (c == 'x' || c == 'X' ? 1 : 0) - (c == 'o' || c == 'O' ? 1 : 0),
  ) == 0;

So each x adds one to the sum, and each o subtracts one. If the sum is zero there are the same number of x's as o's

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nishu1343 profile image

Cool.its working😃

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