How to delay the evaluation of a function in JavaScript

In this Article we will go through how to delay the evaluation of a function only using single line of code in JavaScript. This is a one-line JavaScript code snippet that uses one of the most popular ES6 features => Arrow Function.

Let's define this short function:

// returns a new version of `fn` that returns values as lazy evaluable
const thunkfy = fn => (...args) => () => fn(...args);

#Example

const heavyComputation = x => doStuff(x);
const unnecessarySlow = manyThings.map(heavyComputation)
    .find(result => result.criteria);
const probablyFaster = manyThings.map(thunkfy(heavyComputation))
    .find(thunk => thunk().criteria);
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