Issue #9587 has been updated by sawa (Tsuyoshi Sawada).


I now think that writing as below is good enough:

```ruby
6.times.with_index(1){|_, i| puts "Chapter#{i}"}

```

I withdraw this proposal. Please close it.

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Feature #9587: Integer#times with optional starting value
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/9587#change-83624

* Author: sawa (Tsuyoshi Sawada)
* Status: Open
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
* Target version: 
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Just like `Enumerator#with_index` takes an optional argument that specifies the initial value of the index, I would like to request that `Integer#times` take an optional argument that specifies the initial value. The usefulness of it is similar to that of `with_index` taking an argument. We sometimes want to repeat tasks a given number of times, and want to use an index not necessarily starting from `0`.

    6.times(1){|i| puts "Chapter #{i}"}

should give

    Chapter 1
    Chapter 2
    Chapter 3
    Chapter 4
    Chapter 5
    Chapter 6

with the return value `6`. We can do it with `1.upto(6)`, or with `#{i + 1}` within the block, but giving the initial value to `times` is much easier.



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