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The initial value of the @@iterator property is the same function object as the initial value of the values() property.

Syntax

arr[Symbol.iterator]()

Return value

The array iterator function, which is the values() function by default.

Examples

Iteration using for...of loop

var arr = ['w', 'y', 'k', 'o', 'p'];
var eArr = arr[Symbol.iterator]();
// your browser must support for..of loop
// and let-scoped variables in for loops
for (let letter of eArr) {
  console.log(letter);
}

Alternative iteration

var arr = ['w', 'y', 'k', 'o', 'p'];
var eArr = arr[Symbol.iterator]();
console.log(eArr.next().value); // w
console.log(eArr.next().value); // y
console.log(eArr.next().value); // k
console.log(eArr.next().value); // o
console.log(eArr.next().value); // p

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Array.prototype[@@iterator]()' in that specification.
Standard Initial definition.
ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Array.prototype[@@iterator]()' in that specification.
Draft  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 38 36 (36) [1] No support 25 No support
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support No support 36.0 (36) [1] No support 25 No support

[1] From Gecko 17 (Firefox 17 / Thunderbird 17 / SeaMonkey 2.14) to Gecko 26 (Firefox 26 / Thunderbird 26 / SeaMonkey 2.23 / Firefox OS 1.2) the iterator property was used (bug 907077), and from Gecko 27 to Gecko 35 the "@@iterator" placeholder was used. In Gecko 36 (Firefox 36 / Thunderbird 36 / SeaMonkey 2.33), the @@iterator symbol got implemented (bug 918828).

See also

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