Ian McNally

Partial object matching

July 24, 2014

Oh UnderscoreJS, you’ve done it again. I was looking to test partial matching from objects, i.e.,

Is {id : 1} in {id : 1, name : 'ian'}

Turns out with _.matches you can do:

partial = {id : 1}
complete = {id : 1, name : 'ian'}
// returns true

From the docs:


Returns a predicate function that will tell you if a passed in object contains all of the key/value properties present in attrs.

var ready = _.matches({selected: true, visible: true});

var readyToGoList = _.filter(list, ready);

Ian McNally

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