» Builtin Function: range

The built-in function range returns a list of numbers in a range.

There are three ways to call this function:

range(start, end)
range(start, end, step)

The start is inclusive, the end is exclusive.

If start is not provided, it defaults to 0. If step is not provided, it defaults to 1.

Negative steps are permitted and count down from start towards end, instead of up.

The range ends when the next value given by the sum of the last value and step would exceed end, regardless of if it has been reached.

range(5)           // [0,1,2,3,4]
range(1, 5)        // [1,2,3,4] - starts at 1 instead of 0
range(1, 5, 2)     // [1,3]     - 3+2 does not satisfy r[-1] < end
range(0, -3, -1)   // [0,-1,-2] - example of negative range

Impossible ranges, or ranges where start will never reach end given step, yield an empty list.

range(1, 1)        // [] - already starting at 1
range(0, 1, -1)    // [] - negative step will never reach 1

Supplying an undefined value to any argument of range yields an undefined value back.

A range with a zero step is a runtime error.