Need help in lesson 2.7 "What if choice1 is paper?"


#1

Hello everyone,

I'm stuck in lesson 2.7 "What if choice1 is paper?". I've been comparing my code to what other people wrote, checked the brackets for a million times, etc. Please help me find what I've overseen! Thank you very much

The error message is:
SyntaxError: expected expression, got keyword 'else'

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{
        return "scissors wins";
        };
    };
};

#2

@zohanmohan,
Do NOT use semi-colon's-; on your IF ELSE-IF statement structure.....
For Javascript a semi-colon-; is an End-of-Statement indicator.....

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 )

#3

Thank you very much, the semicolons did it :slight_smile: