FAQ: Thith Meanth War! - Getting User Input

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Hi everyone,

Been struggling a bit when it relates to gets.chomp function.

I’ve been trying many different things, even copy and paste the code from the solution but always get the same error message all the time.

Could anyone tell me what is wrong with the following code :

print "I need to go to the barber: "
user_input = gets.chomp

Thanks very much for your attention guys!

What error message are you getting?


I was getting the one telling me my code was wrong! Even when copying the one from the solution.

Sometimes there is a problem getting using input.

Try manually entering a string and comment out the ‘gets.chomp’.

If you still get an error, post your code in a reply.

Just got it! Stupid mistake I made, wasn’t replying in the console :rofl:

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Hi everyone,

Could you tell me what’s wrong with this code?

print “There is something wrong with this thring!:”
user_input= gets.chomp

As julesbayon I’ve been trying many different things even copy and past the 1st exercise but the error message is always the same: Your code doesn’t look quite right. Check the first exercise if you need help!

Hi people! first of all forgive for my english, it is not so good.

When I run the code using the command gets.chomp what i am putting in the keyboard does not appear in the execution area. After sometime the message “execution expired” appear.



I found that clicking on the blinking cursor, and then typing your input, works.
You may have to try this several times, though.

Thanks a lot dear friend.

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