Debugging: Catch Off By One Errors When Using Indexing: GLORY TO PYTHON!

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Hi. I solved this tricky challenge by writing: i = len, i < len although when I set it to i <= len it rised an error while they have the same syntax meaning. If it is not JavaScript ugliness, what could we call it?? I just don’t know why big tech companies didn’t start thinking to replace this ugly and complicated syntax language. Glory to Python!

Your code so far

function countToFive() {
  let firstFive = "12345";
  let len = firstFive.length;
  // Only change code below this line
  for (let i = 0; i = len, i < len; i++) {
  // Only change code above this line


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Challenge: Catch Off By One Errors When Using Indexing

Link to the challenge:

The statements i = len, i < len and i <= len do not have the same meaning.

The statement i = len, i < len is not a valid loop condition. Your code does not run with this as the loop exit condition.

The statement i <= len is a logical condition that returns false when i is larger than len. Your code runs, but logs undefined after logging 5 with this as the loop exit condition.

In your code, i <= len should cause an issue because you cannot index into location 5 of the variable firstFive, as the only valid indexes are 0 - 4. This is true in Python and JavaScript.

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That’s oddly specific.