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Lodash _.lt

Overview

The lodash _.lt method is used to perform a less-than comparison between two values. It returns true if the first value is less than the second value, and false otherwise.

The syntax for using _.lt is as follows:

_.lt(value, other)

Here, value is the first value to compare, and other is the second value. These can be of any type, including numbers, strings, objects, and arrays.

If either value or other is a string, the comparison is based on the ASCII value of the characters in the string. If either value is an object or array, the comparison is based on the number of keys or elements in the object or array.

_.lt is often used in combination with other lodash methods to filter, sort, or otherwise manipulate data based on the relationship between two values.

In terms of performance, _.lt is highly optimized and is typically faster than doing a direct comparison using the < operator (<). However, it should be noted that using _.lt can add some overhead to your code, so it may not be necessary in all cases.

To summarize, _.lt is a simple yet powerful method in the lodash library that enables you to perform less-than comparisons between two values of any type. It is highly versatile and can be used in a variety of scenarios to manipulate data based on comparisons of value attributes.