14. Slicing arrays and strings

This operation has a similar functionality for both JavaScript arrays and strings.
Like in most programming languages nexl uses square brackets to resolve elements subset from array ( or string ).

Let's say we have the following JavaScript array:
fruits = ['Mango', 'Banana', 'Mango', 'Annona', 'Grape'];
The following expression resolves a ["Mango","Annona"] array subset ( counting from zero ):
To resolve a single array element use the following expression:
It resolves a "Annona" string.

You can also mix different ranges and single elements countless times between square brackets ( spaces are ignored ).
For example:
${fruits[1, 3..4]}
The last expression resolves a ["Banana","Annona","Grape"] array elements subset.

The ^ and $ characters can be used to access a first and last array elements.
For example:
The last expression resolves all array elements from the first to the last.

The next feature is negative indexes.
Negative indexes are being counted from the end.
I.e. the -1 index equals to the index number 3 if an array has 5 elements.

For example the following expression will resolve last two array elements ["Annona","Grape"]:

nexl also allows to use expressions instead of hard coded numbers between square brackets. It allows to slice arrays/strings dynamically.
For example:
The myIndex variable must be of a number type or can has one of the following two string values '^' or '$' to access first and last indexes.
Also myIndex variable can be provided as argument.

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