.shift() equivalent on a text string

I am looking to loop through a string, focusing on each character at a time.

This is what I want to do, like it is an array:
var cleanText = "this is my string of characters I want to iterate through";
while(cleanText.length){
var currentChar = cleanText.shift();
// do some more stuff
}

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so that it concentrates only on that specific character and removes it as it goes.
What alternative can use for this example as it is not an array?
Al4ddin2Asked:
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GaryCommented:
var cleanText = "this is my string of characters I want to iterate through";

arrText = cleanText.split('')

var arrayLength = arrText.length;
for (var i = 0; i < arrayLength; i++) {
    var currentChar = arrText[i];
}

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Alexandre SimõesManager / Technology SpecialistCommented:
Actually you don't need to convert the string into an array.
A string is already an array of chars:
var cleanText = "this is my string of characters I want to iterate through";

for(var i = 0; i<cleanText.length; i++){
    var currentChar = cleanText[i];
    console.log(currentChar);
}

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GaryCommented:
Good point.
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