FAQ: Loops - Looping in Reverse


This community-built FAQ covers the “Looping in Reverse” exercise from the lesson “Loops”.

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Introduction To JavaScript

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Why is it not possible, in this exercise, to set counter = 0 ? Why must it be >= 0?


for (let counter = 3; counter >= 0; counter–){
works, but for me the loop should be stopping after one (or possibly no) iteration because 2 (or 3) >= 0.

should the >= not be <=?

Am I being stupid??


What does the for-loop do with the code you put there? (Seems like you’ve proved to yourself it doesn’t do what you expect. Time to look it up!)


Ah I was being stupid.

Don’t mind me!


I did

for (let counter = 3; counter > -1; counter--){

It works, but the answer is marked as wrong…


Hello, just a beginner myself, but I think I can help.

“a stopping condition is the condition that the iterator variable is evaluated against— if the condition evaluates to true the code block will run, and if it evaluates to false the code will stop.”

If you set your stopping condition to counter === 0, then the condition with evaluate to false right away and your code will never run…