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JavaScript: Syntactic sugar

Expressions like index = index + 1 occur quite often in JavaScript, so the creators of the language added a shortcut: index += 1. This shortcut is usually referred to as syntactic sugar because it simplifies and "sweetens" the process of coding :)

There are shortcuts for all arithmetic operations and for string concatenation:

  • a = a + 1a += 1
  • a = a - 1a -= 1
  • a = a * 2a *= 2
  • a = a / 1a /= 1
  • a = a + 'foo'a += 'foo'

Instructions

Write a function, filterString(), which takes a string and a character as input and returns a new string, wherein the character passed to it is wholly removed from the word.

const str = 'If I look back I am lost';
filterString(str, 'I'); // 'f  look back  am lost'
filterString('zz Zorro', 'z'); // ' Zorro'
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