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JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Simplify Repetitive Tasks with Loops `do ... while` Loops

Teacher Russell
Teacher Russell
16,873 Points


Oh my, I was just being nostalgic and revisiting these exercises of long ago. This code runs here, but never end. No match. Originally I had done this from memory in my text editor using es6 syntax and had problems. For one, it said prompt was undefined. I came back here to test it on Treehouse, and something's still not right.


1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,991 Points

:mailbox_with_mail: Hi, I got your request message.

The "prompt" method should be a built-in available in any browser. Did you try running in a server-side JavaScript engine like Node.js?

But the issue with the code is due to the handling of the guess:

  guess = prompt('I am thinking of a number between 1 and 10. What is it?');
  guess += 1;

So if the input is a string of digits between 1 and 10, the next line tacks on another "1" digit making it 11, 21, 31, ...etc up to 101. Since none of these will ever match a random number between 1 and 10, the loop never ends.