Morgan Norelius572 Points
I don't understand
I don't understand why this is not an interpolated string
// Enter your code below let name = "Morgan" let greeting = "\(Hi there,), \(name)"
Alex KoumparosPython Web Development Techdegree Student 33,851 Points
The error is in the first part of the string. Remember that with string interpolation, you are asking the compiler to evaluate anything inside
\( ) as Swift code, and then render the result as part of the string.
In the latter part of your string you have
"... \(name)". Thus you are telling Swift, "evaluate the
name variable, and put the result (i.e., the contents of the variable) inside the string". Swift will look at the
name variable, find the value "Morgan" and put that into the string.
Now let's look at the first part of your string, you have
"\(Hi there,) ...". You are telling Swift to evaluate
Hi there, as Swift code, but since this isn't valid Swift code (it's just part of the string text), Swift is going to complain that there is a syntax error.
When using string interpolation, only put the code you want evaluated inside the
\( ), leave everything else inside the regular string.
Hope that helps.