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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Creating Reusable Code with Functions Returning a Value from a Function

confusion

I don't understand what i did wrong????

script.js
function getYear(){ 

  return var year = new Date().getFullYear();

}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<head>
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
</head>
<body>
<script src="script.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,644 Points

The "var" keyword is for creating a new variable, and the "return" keyword is for returning from a function (optionally passing back a value). But you can't use both in the same statement.

You can either assign the variable first and then return it, or you can just return the value without creating or assigning the variable at all.