Kotlin: A for loop that counts up to some maximum integer value

As a brief note to self, I was just converting some Java code to Kotlin, and the correct way to convert this Java for loop that uses i as a counter:

for (int i=0; i<tabLayout.tabCount; i++) { ...

is with this Kotlin for loop:

for (i in 0 until tabLayout.tabCount) { ...

The key there for me is the 0 until part of the syntax.

FWIW, here’s the full Kotlin for loop:

for (i in 0 until tabLayout.tabCount) {
    val tab = tabLayout.getTabAt(i)!!
    // more code here that uses `tab`

And here’s an example of this technique in the Kotlin REPL:

>>> for (i in 0 until 3) { println(i) }

There are other ways to do this, but when your Kotlin for loop needs to count from zero up to some integer value, this for loop technique works.

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