To loop in reverse, we can leverage the power of the
for loop and utilize its conditional statement. Typically, the
for loop is used to iterate forward, increasing the loop variable on each iteration. However, by modifying the loop's initialization, condition, and update expressions, we can achieve reverse iteration.
In this example,
endValue represents the starting point of the reverse iteration, and
startValue represents the endpoint. By setting
endValue as the initial value of the loop variable, we ensure that the loop starts from the end. The condition
i >= startValue ensures that the loop continues as long as
i is greater than or equal to the
startValue. Finally, the
i-- update expression decreases the value of
i on each iteration, allowing us to move towards the
startValue in reverse.
Let's see a practical example of looping in reverse. Suppose we want to print the numbers from 10 to 1 in descending order.
In this example, the loop starts from 10 (
endValue), continues until 1 (
startValue), and decreases by 1 on each iteration. By printing the value of
i inside the loop, we achieve the desired result of reversing the order and printing the numbers in descending order.
for loop to start at 10 and loop down to 0.
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