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Lodash _.toPlainObject

Overview

The _.toPlainObject method in the Lodash library creates a plain object from the given object. This method recursively converts all nested objects and arrays to their plain counterparts.

The _.toPlainObject method is useful when working with objects that have prototype methods, as it removes any extra properties added to the object by the prototype chain.

The method takes one parameter, which is the object that needs to be converted to a plain object. This object can be of any type, including arrays or other nested objects.

Here is an example of how to use the _.toPlainObject method:

const myObject = {
  name: "John",
  age: 30,
  address: {
    street: "123 Main St",
    city: "Anytown",
    state: "CA",
    zip: "12345"
  },
  hobbies: ["reading", "swimming", "hiking"]
};

const plainObject = _.toPlainObject(myObject);

In this example, myObject is an object with nested properties. The _.toPlainObject method is used to convert this object to a plain object, which is then stored in the plainObject variable.

The resulting plain object would look like this:

{
  name: "John",
  age: 30,
  address: {
    street: "123 Main St",
    city: "Anytown",
    state: "CA",
    zip: "12345"
  },
  hobbies: ["reading", "swimming", "hiking"]
};

Note that all nested objects and arrays have been converted to plain objects and arrays.

Overall, the _.toPlainObject method is a useful tool for working with complex objects in JavaScript, and can make working with prototype methods and nested objects much easier.