Is there a way to use map() on an array in reverse order with javascript?-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I want to use the map() function on a javascript array, but I would like it to operate in reverse order.

The reason is, I’m rendering stacked React components in a Meteor project and would like the top-level element to render first while the rest load images below.

var myArray = ['a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e']; (el, index, coll) {
    console.log(el + " ")

prints out a b c d e but I wish there was a mapReverse() that printed e d c b a

Any suggestions?

How to solve:

If you don’t want to reverse the original array, you can make a shallow copy of it then map of the reversed array,



You can use Array.prototype.reduceRight()

var myArray = ["a", "b", "c", "d", "e"];
var res = myArray.reduceRight(function (arr, last, index, coll) {
    console.log(last, index);
    return (arr = arr.concat(last))
}, []);
console.log(res, myArray)


Not mutating the array at all, here is a one-liner O(n) solution I came up with:, index, array) => array[array.length - 1 - index]);


I prefer to write the mapReverse function once, then use it.
Also this doesn’t need to copy the array.

function mapReverse(array, fn) {
    return array.reduceRight(function (result, el) {
        return result;
    }, []);

console.log(mapReverse([1, 2, 3], function (i) { return i; }))
// [ 3, 2, 1 ]
console.log(mapReverse([1, 2, 3], function (i) { return i * 2; }))
// [ 6, 4, 2 ]


Another solution could be:

const reverseArray = (arr) =>, idx, arr) => arr[arr.length - 1 - idx ]);

You basically work with the array indexes


With Named callback function

const items = [1, 2, 3]; 
const reversedItems = iterateItems(item) {
  return item; // or any logic you want to perform

Shorthand (without named callback function) – Arrow Syntax, ES6

const items = [1, 2, 3];
const reversedItems = => item).reverse();

Here is the result

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An old question but for new viewers, this is the best way to reverse array using map

var myArray = ['a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e'];
[...myArray].map(() => myArray.pop());


You can do myArray.reverse() first.

var myArray = ['a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e'];
myArray.reverse().map(function (el, index, coll) {
    console.log(el + " ")

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