Python's string.ascii_lowercase in JavaScript

Here’s what our current JavaScript equivalent to Python's string.ascii_lowercase looks like.

module.exports = function ascii_lowercase () { // eslint-disable-line camelcase
// original by: Yury Shapkarin (
// example 1: ascii_lowercase()
// returns 1: 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'

const length = 26
let i = 65 + length + 6

return [...Array(length)]
.reduce(function (accumulator) {
return accumulator + String.fromCharCode(i++)
}, '')
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How to use

You you can install via npm install locutus and require it via require('locutus/python/string/ascii_lowercase'). You could also require the string module in full so that you could access string.ascii_lowercase instead.

If you intend to target the browser, you can then use a module bundler such as Browserify, webpack or rollup.js.


This function targets ES5, but as of Locutus 2.0.2 we also support ES6 functions. Locutus transpiles to ES5 before publishing to npm.

A community effort

Not unlike Wikipedia, Locutus is an ongoing community effort. Our philosophy follows The McDonald’s Theory. This means that we don't consider it to be a bad thing that many of our functions are first iterations, which may still have their fair share of issues. We hope that these flaws will inspire others to come up with better ideas.

This way of working also means that we don't offer any production guarantees, and recommend to use Locutus inspiration and learning purposes only.


Please note that these examples are distilled from test cases that automatically verify our functions still work correctly. This could explain some quirky ones.

#codeexpected result

Ehm.. Only 4 Python functions in all of Locutus?

We could still assimilate many more functions to this language. We only just rolled out multilingual support to Locutus. If you fancy a challenge, we'd love your help expanding that. For instance, you could:

We will then review it. If it's useful to the project and in line with our contributing guidelines your work will become part of Locutus and you'll be automatically credited in the authors section accordingly.

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