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JavaScript JavaScript Foundations Objects Call and Apply

Nthulane Makgato
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Nthulane Makgato
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Call and Apply challenges

Fellow coders,

I'm struggling with the following code challenge: "Set the 'greeting' variable, on line 29, by using the 'genericGreet' function in the context of 'andrew' with the array of arguments, 'args1'.

var genericGreet = function(name, mood) {
    name = name || "you";
    mood = mood || "good";
    console.log("Hello " + name + ", my name is " + this.name +
      " and I am in a " + mood + " mood!");
}

var andrew = {
    name: "Andrew"
}

var args1 = ["Michael", "awesome", ":)"];

var greeting = genericGreet;

Here is what i have tried

genericGreet.apply(andrew, args1);

greeting.apply(andrew, args1);

I'm baffled as i've tried it on my text editor and javascript and it works yet the code doesn't pass the code challenge.

Please assist. Thank you in advance.

3 Answers

The first of your tries should've worked. Have you assigned the return value to the greeting variable?

var someVar = someFunction.apply(someObject, arguments);

I just tested it and it works.

Nthulane Makgato
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Nthulane Makgato
Courses Plus Student 19,602 Points

It worked. I don't know why it didn't work that I had planned for it to work initially though.

Thanks.

Nthulane Makgato
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Nthulane Makgato
Courses Plus Student 19,602 Points

Thanks for responding Dino.

How do I assign the return value to the greeting variable?

Side note: what does the "Mod" next to your name represent?

The example I gave you is pretty much what you have to do, just substitute the names for the ones in the challenge, like this: var greeting = genericGreet.apply(...

The "Mod" next to my name means I'm one of the forum moderators here.