Destructuring Arrays or Variables?

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I have solved this challenge after some Read-Search-Ask but what I don’t understand is why the destructuring assignment works in this case since it is supposed to work only with Arrays? And a and b are not elements of an Array, so how come this assignment works?

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SPOILER ALERT: solution below

let a = 8, b = 6;
// Only change code below this line
[a, b] = [b, a];

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Challenge: Use Destructuring Assignment to Assign Variables from Arrays

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you create an array in place writing [b, a], so that’s an arrayi with two elements, so on the right hand side you have an array, on the left hand side you can use destructuring

works the same if you do

let arr = [b, a];
[a, b] = arr;

(but with this you can’t pass the challenge)

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Will do, thank you for the explanation and for the instruction on how to blur out spoilers :ok_hand: