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JavaScript Object-Oriented JavaScript: Challenge Making the Game Interactive moveLeft() and moveRight() Methods Solution

A bit of logic

I wrote down the part that says if Column Location is less than the total columns - 1

But the thing is that the Columnlocation is 0 right or if it's not 0

but less than columns -1

I can understand that the last columns should be the final array [-1]

But I understand how the columns argument can access that information if it's not defined with the total amount of columns....

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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I believe you're referring to the point about 3 minutes into the video where we hear that "Our columnLocation counter starts at 0 instead of 1, which is why we're checking that the column location is less than the total number of columns minus 1."

This is not a suggestion that the index will ever be negative (it will not), but that the index of each item is less than the number of the item you would get by starting a count at 1. And, the very last item has an index number that is one less than the total count. So if you had 4 columns, the index number of the last one would be 3.