How is “for(const [[[[[a, b, c]]]]] in [0, 0]);” even valid?

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Writing dumb code, I've just found something weird.

for(const [[[[[fancy, loop]]]]] in [0, 0]) {   console.log(fancy, loop); }

// Chrome 70.0.3538.77 says: // 0 undefined // 1 undefined 

It's like assigning 0 and 1 to [[[[[fancy, loop]]]]], which, is array destructurings taking place and supposed to throw an error, isn't it? Or not. It's just my thought getting me confused right now.

Could you please tell me how it is valid and works with no error? What am I missing?


It's not assigning 0 and 1 to [[[[[fancy, loop]]]]]. You're looping over the keys of [0, 0], because you used in instead of of, and those keys are strings.

The string "0" is an iterable whose sole element is "0". Assigning "0" to [[[[[fancy, loop]]]]] repeatedly unpacks "0" and gets "0", until eventually it gets down to

[fancy, loop] = "0" 

at which point the final unpacking assigns "0" to fancy and undefined to loop.


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