var myarray = ["item 1", "item 2", "item 3", "item 4"]; //removes the first element of the array, and returns that element. alert(myarray.shift()); //alerts "item 1" //removes the last element of the array, and returns that element. alert(myarray.pop()); //alerts "item 4"
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