27. Loop the loop ""SyntaxError: Unexpected token ["


Keeps throwing "SyntaxError: Unexpected token [" at me and I have no idea what I've done wrong.

If possible I'd also appreciate an explanation of what I've done wrong and why it's not working in addition to a solution, that way I can try to understand what I've done wrong and avoid whatever mistake I've made here in the future.

// Our Person constructor
function Person(name, age) {
    this.name = name;
    this.age = age;

// Now we can make an array of people
var family = [];
var family[0] = new Person("alice", 40);
var family[1] = new Person("bob", 42);
var family[2] = new Person("michelle", 8);
var family[3] = new Person("timmy", 6);

// loop through our new array
for (var i=0; i<family.length; i++) {


it needs to be

var family = new Array();


Still getting the same error here.


Oh oops, I lied, the bigger problem is that you're declaring the array indexes as var, but there should be no var keyword, so it would look like:

var family = new Array();
family[0] = new Person("alice", 40);
family[1] = new Person("bob", 42);
family[2] = new Person("michelle", 8);
family[3] = new Person("timmy", 6)


Wow, now that you mention that should have been obvious even to a beginner like me.

Thank you.


don't sweat it, i didn't see it either, :slight_smile:


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