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JavaScript: Assignment Operators

Assignment Operators

An assignment operator assigns a value to its left operand based on the value of its right operand. The first operand must be a variable and basic assignment operator is equal (=), which assigns the value of its right operand to its left operand. That is, a = b assigns the value of b to a.

 In addition to the regular assignment operator "=" the other assignment operators are shorthand for standard operations, as shown in the following table.

Shorthand Expression Description
a +=b a = a + b Adds 2 numbers and assigns the result to the first.
a -= b a = a - b Subtracts 2 numbers and assigns the result to the first.
a *= b a = a*b Multiplies 2 numbers and assigns the result to the first.
a /=b a = a/b Divides 2 numbers and assigns the result to the first.
a %= b a = a%b Computes the modulus of 2 numbers and assigns the result to the first.
a<<=b a = a<<b Performs a left shift and assigns the result to the first operand.
a>>=b a = a>>b Performs a sign-propagating right shift and assigns the result to the first operand.
a>>>=b a = a>>>b Performs a zero-fill right shift and assigns the result to the first operand.
a&= b a = a&b Performs a bitwise AND and assigns the result to the first operand.
a^= b a = a^b Performs a bitwise XOR and assigns the result to the first operand.
a |=b a = a|b Performs a bitwise OR and assigns the result to the first operand.

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JavaScript: Get the Last Items in an Array

If you want to take the elements from the end of the array, you can use the slice method with negative integers.

let array = [0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7] 
console.log(array.slice(-1));
>>>[7]
console.log(array.slice(-2));
>>>[6, 7]
console.log(array.slice(-3));
>>>[5, 6, 7]

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