FAQ: Methods, Blocks, & Sorting - Basic Methods

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my code:

def welcome
  puts "Welcome to Ruby!"
puts welcome


Welcome to Ruby!
Welcome to Ruby!

why is that? is it because I didn’t use return?

Hey !

I have the same issue than preteritar :

def welcome()
  puts "Welcome to Ruby !"

puts welcome

it outputs :

Welcome to Ruby !

Does anyone have an explanation about that ? Thanks !

You are both printing it twice, (within the method and after) - to recall the method simply write its name after and lose the puts


Awesome thanks for your answer kailhus :slight_smile:


Is this the correct input:

def welcome
return “Welcome to Ruby!”
puts welcome


def welcome
puts “Welcome to Ruby!”

Are both correct?


def welcome
  "Welcome to Ruby!"
puts welcome

Welcome to Ruby. Be sure to keep rubydocs handy.

But in your code you didn’t have an action in the argument. Shouldn’t it either have return or puts before “Welcome to Ruby!” like my 2 examples above?

Also which rubydocs are you referring to?

Ruby methods may be parameterless, as above, meaning there is no argument and no parens required when we call them. We treat them like any polled variable.

Also good to keep in mind is implicit return which is always the last line in the code block when return is not explicit before the last line. The above is only one line, so that is what gets returned.

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