Why there not used isArray function?

Why there not used isArray function?
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#1

Tell us what’s happening:
Why there is not isArray function ? Like below

function updateRecords(id, prop, value) {
if (prop === “tracks” && value !== “”) {
if(isArray(collection[id][prop])) {
collection[id][prop].push(value);
}
else {
collection[id][prop]=[value];
}
} else if (value !== “”) {
collection[id][prop] = value;
} else {
delete collection[id][prop];
}

return collection;
}

Your code so far


// Setup
var collection = {
    "2548": {
      "album": "Slippery When Wet",
      "artist": "Bon Jovi",
      "tracks": [ 
        "Let It Rock", 
        "You Give Love a Bad Name" 
      ]
    },
    "2468": {
      "album": "1999",
      "artist": "Prince",
      "tracks": [ 
        "1999", 
        "Little Red Corvette" 
      ]
    },
    "1245": {
      "artist": "Robert Palmer",
      "tracks": [ ]
    },
    "5439": {
      "album": "ABBA Gold"
    }
};
// Keep a copy of the collection for tests
var collectionCopy = JSON.parse(JSON.stringify(collection));

// Only change code below this line
function updateRecords(id, prop, value) {
  if (prop === "tracks" && value !== "") {
   if(collection[id][prop]) {
    collection[id][prop].push(value);
   }
   else {
    collection[id][prop]=[value];
   }
  } else if (value !== "") {
    collection[id][prop] = value;
  } else {
    delete collection[id][prop];
  }

  return collection;
}

// Alter values below to test your code
updateRecords(5439, "artist", "ABBA");

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Link to the challenge:
https://learn.freecodecamp.org/javascript-algorithms-and-data-structures/basic-javascript/record-collection


#2

There is an isArray method. It is used like:

var arr = [1, 2, 3];
var num = 100;

console.log(Array.isArray(arr)); // displays true
console.log(Array.isArray(num)); // displays false