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.. and ... range operators (and Range data type)

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Status/Resolution/Reason: Closed/Deferred/NotEnoughTime

Reporter/Name(from Bugbase): Adam Cameron / Adam Cameron (Adam Cameron)

Created: 08/19/2013

Components: Language

Versions: 10.0

Failure Type: Enhancement Request

Found In Build/Fixed In Build: Final /

Priority/Frequency: Trivial / Unknown

Locale/System: English / Platforms All

Vote Count: 1


This is trickier as it creates a "range" ( which is a concept CFML doesn't have. However the concept is an interesting one.
The range 1..10 is basically a sequence of values from 1-10. If one was to convert it to an array, one would have [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10].

Ranges can be used for sequences, eg:

for (i in range){
     // do stuff


Or in conditional statements, eg:
if (examScore in 50..100){

and that sort of thing.

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Watson Bug ID:	3614460

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To be considered for the next release
Comment by Rupesh K.
14697 | November 12, 2013 03:44:47 PM GMT
OK, can you reopen then pls? Cheers.
Comment by External U.
14698 | December 10, 2014 08:04:54 AM GMT
I would like to see this reopened as well. I think that creating a new data type (range) is a pretty major undertaking. Is there any reason it couldn't just be shorthand for generating an array spanning the given range values? All of your usage examples thus far seem like they would be array-compatible, Adam.
Comment by External U.
14699 | December 11, 2014 02:37:13 PM GMT
Whether as shorthand for array creation or as a new data type, I think this could be a valuable addition.
Vote by External U.
14700 | December 11, 2014 02:37:38 PM GMT