The Symbol.split static data property represents the well-known symbol @@split. The String.prototype.split() method looks up this symbol on its first argument for the method that splits a string at the indices that match the current object.

For more information, seeRegExp.prototype[@@split]() and String.prototype.split().

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The well-known symbol @@split.

Property attributes of Symbol.split
Writable no
Enumerable no
Configurable no


Custom reverse split

class ReverseSplit {
  [Symbol.split](string) {
    const array = string.split(" ");
    return array.reverse();

console.log("Another one bites the dust".split(new ReverseSplit()));
// [ "dust", "the", "bites", "one", "Another" ]


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