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    0.2.2 • Public • Published

    Lo-Dash v0.2.2

    A drop-in replacement for Underscore.js, from the devs behind, that delivers performance improvements, bug fixes, and additional features.

    Lo-Dash’s performance is gained by avoiding slower native methods, instead opting for simplified non-ES5 compliant methods optimized for common usage, and by leveraging function compilation to reduce the number of overall function calls.

    Dive in

    We’ve got API docs, benchmarks, and unit tests.

    For a list of upcoming features, check out our roadmap.


    For more information check out these screencasts over Lo-Dash:


    • AMD loader support
    • _.bind supports "lazy" binding
    • .debounce’ed functions match .throttle’ed functions’ return value behavior
    • _.forEach is chainable
    • _.groupBy accepts a third, thisArg, argument
    • _.partial for more functional fun
    • _.size supports returning the length of string values


    Lo-Dash has been tested in at least Chrome 5-19, Firefox 1.5-12, IE 6-9, Opera 9.25-11.64, Safari 3.0.4-5.1.3, Node.js 0.4.8-0.6.18, Narwhal 0.3.2, RingoJS 0.8, and Rhino 1.7RC3.

    Custom builds

    Custom builds make it easy to create lightweight versions of Lo-Dash containing only the methods you need. We handle all the method dependency and alias mapping for you.

    Mobile builds, with IE bug fixes and method compilation removed, may be created by using the mobile argument.

    node build mobile

    Custom builds may be created in two ways:

    1. Use theinclude argument to pass the names of the methods to include in the build.
    node build include=each,filter,map,noConflict
    node build include="each, filter, map, noConflict"
    node build mobile include=each,filter,map,noConflict
    1. Use the exclude argument to pass the names of the methods to exclude from the build.
    node build exclude=isNaN,isUndefined,union,zip
    node build exclude="isNaN, isUndefined, union, zip"
    node build mobile exclude=isNaN,isUndefined,union,zip

    Custom builds are saved to lodash.custom.js and lodash.custom.min.js.

    Installation and usage

    In browsers:

    <script src="lodash.js"></script>

    Using npm:

    npm install lodash

    In Node.js and RingoJS v0.8.0+:

    var _ = require('lodash');

    In Narwhal and RingoJS v0.7.0-:

    var _ = require('lodash')._;

    In Rhino:


    In an AMD loader like RequireJS:

      'paths': {
        'underscore': 'path/to/lodash'
    ['underscore'], function(_) {

    Cloning this repo

    To clone this repository including all submodules, using Git 1.6.5 or later:

    git clone --recursive
    cd lodash.js

    For older Git versions, just use:

    git clone
    cd lodash
    git submodule update --init

    Closed Underscore.js issues

    • Ensure _(...) returns passed wrapper instances [test]
    • Ensure _.groupBy adds values to own, not inherited, properties [test]
    • Ensure _.throttle works when called in tight loops [#502, test]
    • Fix Firefox, IE, Opera, and Safari object iteration bugs [#376, test, test, test, test, test, test]
    • Handle arrays with undefined values correctly in IE < 9 [#601]
    • Methods should work on pages with incorrectly shimmed native methods [#7, test]
    • Register as AMD module, but still export to global [#431, test]
    • _.forEach should be chainable [#142, test]
    • _isNaN(new Number(NaN)) should return true [test]
    • _.reduceRight should pass correct callback arguments when iterating objects [test]
    • _.size should return the length of string values [test]

    Optimized methods (50+)

    • _.bind
    • _.bindAll
    • _.clone
    • _.compact
    • _.contains, _.include
    • _.defaults
    • _.defer
    • _.difference
    • _.each
    • _.escape
    • _.every, _.all
    • _.extend
    • _.filter,
    • _.find, _.detect
    • _.flatten
    • _.forEach, _.each
    • _.functions, _.methods
    • _.groupBy
    • _.indexOf
    • _.intersection
    • _.invoke
    • _.isEmpty
    • _.isEqual
    • _.isFinite
    • _.isObject
    • _.isString
    • _.keys
    • _.lastIndexOf
    •, _.collect
    • _.max
    • _.memoize
    • _.min
    • _.mixin
    • _.pick
    • _.pluck
    • _.reduce, _.foldl, _.inject
    • _.reject
    • _.result
    • _.shuffle
    • _.some, _.any
    • _.sortBy
    • _.sortedIndex
    • _.template
    • _.throttle
    • _.toArray
    • _.union
    • _.uniq, _.unique
    • _.values
    • _.without
    • _.wrap
    • plus all _(...) method wrappers



    • Added mobile build option
    • Ensured _.find returns undefined for unmatched values
    • Ensured _.templateSettings.variable is compatible with Underscore.js
    • Optimized _.escape
    • Reduced dependencies in _.find


    • Adjusted the Lo-Dash export order for r.js
    • Ensured _.groupBy values are added to own, not inherited, properties
    • Made _.bind follow ES5 spec to support a popular Backbone.js pattern
    • Removed the alias intersect
    • Simplified _.bind, _.flatten, _.groupBy, _.max, and _.min


    • Added custom build options
    • Added default _.templateSettings.variable value
    • Added "lazy bind" support to _.bind
    • Added native method overwrite detection to avoid bad native shims
    • Added support for more AMD build optimizers and aliasing as the "underscore" module
    • Added thisArg argument to _.groupBy
    • Added whitespace to compiled strings
    • Added _.partial method
    • Commented the iterationFactory options object
    • Ensured _(...) returns passed wrapper instances
    • Ensured _.max and _.min support extremely large arrays
    • Ensured _.throttle works in tight loops
    • Fixed IE < 9 [DontEnum] bug and Firefox < 3.6, Opera > 9.50 - Opera < 11.60, and Safari < 5.1’s prototype property iteration bug
    • Inlined _.isFunction calls.
    • Made _.debounce’ed functions match _.throttle’ed functions’ return value behavior
    • Made _.escape no longer translate the ">" character
    • Fixed clearTimeout typo
    • Simplified all methods in the "Arrays" category
    • Optimized _.debounce, _.escape, _.flatten, _.forEach, _.groupBy, _.intersection, _.invoke, _.isObject, _.max, _.min, _.pick, _.shuffle, _.sortedIndex, _.template, _.throttle, _.union, _.uniq


    • Initial release


    Lo-Dash is part of the BestieJS "Best in Class" module collection. This means we promote solid browser/environment support, ES5 precedents, unit testing, and plenty of documentation.




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