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Range

Defines a range.

A range represents a discrete number of values where the first and last values are integers.

Ranges can be either increasing (first <= last) or decreasing (first > last). Ranges are also always inclusive.

A range is represented internally as a struct. However, the most common form of creating and matching on ranges is via the ../2 macro, auto-imported from Kernel:

iex> range = 1..3
1..3
iex> first..last = range
iex> first
1
iex> last
3

A range implements the Enumerable protocol, which means functions in the Enum module can be used to work with ranges:

iex> range = 1..10
1..10
iex> Enum.reduce(range, 0, fn i, acc -> i * i + acc end)
385
iex> Enum.count(range)
10
iex> Enum.member?(range, 11)
false
iex> Enum.member?(range, 8)
true

Summary

Types

t()
t(first, last)

Functions

new(first, last)

Creates a new range

range?(term)

Returns true if the given term is a valid range

Types

t()

t() :: %Range{first: integer, last: integer}

t(first, last)

t(first, last) :: %Range{first: first, last: last}

Functions

new(first, last)

new(integer, integer) :: t

Creates a new range.

range?(term)

range?(term) :: boolean

Returns true if the given term is a valid range.

Examples

iex> Range.range?(1..3)
true

iex> Range.range?(0)
false

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