FAQ: Object-Oriented Programming I - Forge an Object in the Fires of Mount Ruby

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OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING I

Forge an Object in the Fires of Mount Ruby

class Message
@@messages_sent = 0
def initialize(from, to)
@from = from
@to = to
@@messages_sent = @@messages_sent + 1
end
end

my_message = Message.new(from, to)
##################

This is exactly like in the hint, which I looked at after failing, so I dont understand what it wants for me to get this correct:
“After your class, create a variable called my_message . Create an instance of your Message class using Message.new with whatever from and to arguments you want! Store the result in my_message .”

Perhaps I forgot to “store” the arguments in “my_message” but I can’t remember how to do that and I feel as though it’s been many lessons since I did that (and probably a week or two since I did that lesson on here so I really don’t remember it…)

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Your code looks perfect… Could you specify what kind of error message you’re getting, that’d be very helpful

This question was never answered, but on examination we see that the arguments are undefined.

my_message = Message.new(abc@example.com, def@example.com)

Haha yeah I know that " Oh that was 200 lessons ago" feeling. On the other hand I sometimes get error messages even if my code if perfect. What I do most of the times is not taking the hint as literally.
In fact I don’t pay any attention to it unless that is the last thing to look at in order to complete the “mission”. Try going back to previous lessons and figure out the ting from that, sometimes it gives me 15000 xp points :smiley:

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