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How one developer just broke Node, Babel and thousands of projects in 11 lines of JavaScript


this can be simplified alot...

First off.. whats with all the "z n ch" etc variables? its 2017 for crying out loud, IDE's have been taking care of us for years.. there is zeros (pun intended) reason to shorten variables like that.

function padLeft(originalValue: string, width: number, character: string) {

character = character || '0';

return originalValue.length >= width ? originalValue : new Array(width - originalValue.length + 1).join(character ) + originalValue;


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