8. SyntaxError: Unexpected token {


#1

I must be missing a semicolon or something. Can anyone help??

var userChoice = prompt("Do you choose rock, paper or scissors?");
var computerChoice = Math.random();
if (computerChoice < 0.34) {
	computerChoice = "rock";
} else if(computerChoice <= 0.67) {
	computerChoice = "paper";
} else {
	computerChoice = "scissors";
} console.log("Computer: " + computerChoice);

var compare = function(choice1, choice2) {
    if (choice1 === choice2) {
        return "The result is a tie!";
    }
    else if (choice1 === "rock") {
        if (choice2 === "scissors") {
            return "rock wins";
        } else {
            return "paper wins";
        }
    }
    else if (choice1 === "paper") {
        if (choice2 === "rock") {
            return "paper wins";
        } else {
            "scissors wins";
        }
    }
    else (choice1 === "scissors") {
        if (choice2 === "rock") {
            return "rock wins";
        } else (choice2 === "paper") {
            return "scissors wins";
        }
    }
}

compare(userChoice, computerChoice)

#2

@poopstrap01,
-1
In your

else if (choice1 === "paper") {
 if (choice2 === "rock") {
 return "paper wins";
 } else {
 "scissors wins";
 }
 }

you are forgetting a return statement

-2
In your

else (choice1 === "scissors") {
 if (choice2 === "rock") {
       return "rock wins";
 } else (choice2 === "paper") {
       return "scissors wins";
 }
 }

you are using a condition in the ELSE statement, which is NOT done

-3
Please read
http://www.codecademy.com/forum_questions/559dcb4be39efe550f00006b
and concentrate on:

  • the creation of the compare function
  • the truth-table
  • the build of the IF ELSE-IF statement structure as part of the compare FUNCTION-BODY
  • the execution of the compare function (keeping in mind that the return statement is used )