Not pushing value to the hits array


var text = 
"Look here doug, I've got a big douger. And you, you don't have \
a big douger. And for that I am very sorry. I hope you understand, \
that the size of the doug isn't the best thing to have. But it sure is handy. \
doug, doug, doug, doug";

myName = "doug";
var hits = [];

for (i = 0; i < text.length; i++)
{if (text[i] === "d"){
    for(var j = i; j <= (myName.length+i); j++);
newArray = [];


var text = 
"Hey Doug, See you are looking fine. Doug";

myName = "Doug";
var hits = [];

for (i = 0; i < text.length; i++)
{if (text[i] === "D"){
    for(var j = i; j <= (i+myName.length-1); j++)

//newHits = [];
if (hits.length === 0)
    {console.log("Your name wasn't found!");}
    else {

I was able to change around my code a bit
added hits.push instead of newArray.push.
As well as adding (j <= (i+myName.length-1) to get the correct "Doug".
It ended up working and i'm somewhat happy with how I got there, But still a little confused. If anyone can add anything to help me understand better. That would be great.

Thanks in advance.


confused about what? Please explain what you do and don't understand so i can fill in the blanks

why <= (i+myName.length-1), then simply use smaller then (<) so you don't have to subtract one, its cleaner


(var j = i; j < (i + myName.length); i++) - Thank you for pointing that out.

As for the whole code I'm just gonna type how I understand it, and you correct me if I am wrong.

var text - the string in which my "for" loop is going to operate in.
var hits - my array ( empty array )
first part of "for" loop
for(i = 0; i < text.length; i++) - This loops my string text in increments of +1
{if (text[i] === "D") - signifies when the loop finds "D" execute the following loop.
for (var j = i; j <(i+myName.length);j++) - This loop will have start from i (which is defined as
"D" now and run until the end of the length of var myName. in increments of +1.
hits.push(text[j]); - this pushing return info from for loop into empty hits[]

Anything I missed, or communicated wrong on this?


sounds you understand it perfectly :slight_smile:


fantastic, now I need to rinse and repeat.
Would you say repetition is critical?


I wouldn't see repeat is critical, practicing on the other hand is :slight_smile:


:slight_smile: understood
Thank you for responding, I am sure we will talk again sometime.
Back to more work!


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