JavaScript: Use of Recursion, unshift vs push

Tell us what’s happening:
The code is fine, I just don’t understand why, to create an array with increasing numbers, push is used instead of unshift. Why is push happens lastly?

Your code so far

function rangeOfNumbers(startNum, endNum) {
if (startNum === endNum) {
  return [endNum];
} else  {
  var arr = rangeOfNumbers(startNum, endNum - 1);
  return arr;


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Challenge: Use Recursion to Create a Range of Numbers

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try looking at the code with this tool:

you will notice that the functions start having a return value (so a value is actually assigned to arr) only after return [endNum] is executed
at that point arr has its first value
if the function call is rangeOfNumbers(6,9) then the first time arr has value [6]
at that point, the next number is pushed to the array, so it becomes [6,7]
so that is the value returned
and arr is again assigned a value, [6,7], so new value is pushed, and becomes [6,7,8] and so on
try looking at it with that tool

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Thanks for introducing the tool, it has been very helpful.
I will pay more attention about the spoiler problem, thank you.