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Disallow iterating over an array with a for-in loop (no-for-in-array)

This rule prohibits iterating over an array with a for-in loop.

Rule Details

Rationale from TSLint:

A for-in loop (for (var k in o)) iterates over the properties of an Object. While it is legal to use for-in loops with array types, it is not common. for-in will iterate over the indices of the array as strings, omitting any "holes" in the array. More common is to use for-of, which iterates over the values of an array. If you want to iterate over the indices, alternatives include:

array.forEach((value, index) => { ... });
for (const [index, value] of array.entries()) { ... }
for (let i = 0; i < array.length; i++) { ... }

Examples of code for this rule:

for (const x in [3, 4, 5]) {

When Not To Use It

If you want to iterate through a loop using the indices in an array as strings, you can turn off this rule.


  • โœ… Recommended
  • ๐Ÿ”ง Fixable
  • ๐Ÿ’ญ Requires type information