The JavaScript for..of loop

The for...of loop is my favorite way to loop in JavaScript.

It combines the conciseness of forEach loops with the ability to break.

The syntax is this:

const list = ['a', 'b', 'c']

for (const item of list) {
  console.log(item)
}

You can break at any point in time using break:

const list = ['a', 'b', 'c']

for (const item of list) {
  console.log(item)
  if (item === 'b') break
}

You can skip an iteration using continue:

const list = ['a', 'b', 'c']

for (const item of list) {
  if (item === 'b') continue
  console.log(item)
}

You can get the index of an iteration using entries():

const list = ['a', 'b', 'c']

for (const [index, value] of list.entries()) {
  console.log(index) //index
  console.log(value) //value
}

Notice the use of const. The for..of loop creates a new scope in every iteration, so we can safely use that instead of let.

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