Counting the number of redundant characters in a string - JavaScript

JavascriptWeb DevelopmentFront End TechnologyObject Oriented Programming

We are required to write a JavaScript function that takes in a string and returns the count of redundant characters in the string.

For example − If the string is −

const str = 'abcde'

Then the output should be 0

If the string is −

const str = 'aaacbfsc';

Then the output should be 3

Example

Following is the code −

const str = 'aaacbfsc';
const countRedundant = str => {
   let count = 0;
   for(let i = 0; i < str.length; i++){
      if(i === str.lastIndexOf(str[i])){
         continue;
      };
      count++;
   };
   return count;
};
console.log(countRedundant(str));

Output

Following is the output in the console −

3
raja
Published on 18-Sep-2020 09:08:49
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