Has the same functionality as Array.prototype.splice(), but returning a new array instead of mutating the original array.

Use Array.prototype.slice() and Array.prototype.concat() to get a new array with the new contents after removing existing elements and/or adding new elements.
Omit the second argument, index, to start at 0.
Omit the third argument, delCount, to remove 0 elements.
Omit the fourth argument, elements, in order to not add any new elements.


const shank = (arr, index = 0, delCount = 0, ...elements) =>
    .slice(0, index)
    .concat(arr.slice(index + delCount));


const names = ['alpha', 'bravo', 'charlie'];
const namesAndDelta = shank(names, 1, 0, 'delta'); // [ 'alpha', 'delta', 'bravo', 'charlie' ]
const namesNoBravo = shank(names, 1, 1); // [ 'alpha', 'charlie' ]
console.log(names); // ['alpha', 'bravo', 'charlie']