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let isString = value => typeof value === 'string' || value instanceof String;
let hexToNum = value => Number("0x" + value);

function gradientStep(startColor, endColor, index, max) {
    if(!isString(startColor) || !isString(endColor)) {
        throw "startColor and EndColor must be strings"
    }

    if(startColor.length != 6) {
        throw "startColor must be exactly 6 digits"
    }

    if(endColor.length != 6) {
        throw "endColor must be exactly 6 digits"
    }

    if(isNaN(hexToNum(startColor))) {
        throw "startColor must be valid hex"
    }

    if(isNaN(hexToNum(endColor))) {
        throw "startColor must be valid hex"
    }

    // Setup Stepping
    const step = 1 / max;
    const currentStepStart = step * index;
    const currentStepEnd = step * (index + 1);

    let start = startColor.match(/[0-9A-F]{2}/g).map(hexToNum);
    let end = endColor.match(/[0-9A-F]{2}/g).map(hexToNum);

    // Main Procssing Loop
    let startOutput = [];
    let endOutput = []
    for(let colorIndex = 0; colorIndex < 3; colorIndex++) {
        let delta = end[colorIndex] - start[colorIndex];
        startOutput[colorIndex] = Math.floor(currentStepStart * delta + start[colorIndex])
            .toString(16)
            .padStart(2, '0');
        endOutput[colorIndex] = Math.floor(currentStepEnd * delta + start[colorIndex])
            .toString(16)
            .padStart(2, '0');
    }

    return [startOutput.join(''), endOutput.join('')];
    
}

let testMax = 5;
let testStartColor = "FFFFFF";
let testEndColor = "FF0000";

for(let i = 0; i < testMax; i++) {
    [startHex, endHex] = gradientStep(testStartColor, testEndColor, i, testMax);
    console.log(startHex, endHex);
}

/*
Example Output:
ffffff ffcccc
ffcccc ff9999
ff9999 ff6565
ff6565 ff3333
ff3333 ff0000
*/
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