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Implement Spread Operator

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Status/Resolution/Reason: To Fix//Investigate

Reporter/Name(from Bugbase): Abram A. / ()

Created: 09/09/2019

Components: Language

Versions: 2018

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Found In Build/Fixed In Build: N/A /

Priority/Frequency: Normal /

Locale/System: / Other

Vote Count: 3

The Spread operator is super convenient in the JavaScript world and would be a great addition to the modern trend of functions/syntaxes being adopted by cfscript.

I would suggest implementing it in the same way as JavaScript: 

The return from a spread operation would be a new array or struct containing the items that were spread out.  Would allow for much cleaner functional programming style where avoiding mutating data is key.

Merging objects is another benefit:

var obj1 = { foo: 'bar', x: 42 };
var obj2 = { foo: 'baz', y: 13 };

var mergedObj = { ...obj1, ...obj2 };
// Object { foo: "baz", x: 42, y: 13 }

Oh, and another, converting a string into array:

var myArray = [..."12345"];
// ["1", "2", "3", "4", "5"]

As a side effect, this could eliminate the need to do things like 

myFunction( argumentCollection=args )
and instead you'd be able to do 

myFunction( ...args )