Pipeline operator (|>)

The experimental pipeline operator |> (currently at stage 1) pipes the value of an expression into a function. This allows the creation of chained function calls in a readable manner. The result is syntactic sugar in which a function call with a single argument can be written like this:

let url = "%21" |> decodeURI;

The equivalent call in traditional syntax looks like this:

let url = decodeURI("%21");

Syntax

expression |> function

The value of the specified expression is passed into the function as its sole parameter.

Parameters

expression
Any valid expression.
function
Any function.

Examples

Chaining function calls

The pipeline operator can improve readability when chaining several functions.

const double = (n) => n * 2;
const increment = (n) => n + 1;

// without pipeline operator
double(increment(double(double(5)))); // 42

// with pipeline operator
5 |> double |> double |> increment |> double; // 42

Specifications

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See also