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If else etc ... not working

Hello What is wrong with this code ? i tried cople of things but it doestn work. I want to make if the user input is male then output this , if is female output the other.

print "What is your name ?"
name = gets.chomp
puts "Hello #{name}!"

print " Are you male or female?"
gender = gets.chomp

if gender == "male"
    print = " I have a car for you"
  elsif gender == "female"
    print = " I hae clothes for you"

2 Answers

Nathan Williams
Nathan Williams
Python Web Development Techdegree Student 6,851 Points

Hi Aurelian,

The reason the result isn't printing is that you're assigning it as a variable, rather than calling the print method.

And for what it's worth, the way I'd generally see something like this done is with a case statement:

puts "What is your name ?"
name = gets.chomp
puts "Hello #{name}!"

puts " Are you male or female?"
gender = gets.chomp

case gender
when "male"
  puts " I have a car for you"
when "female"
  puts " I have clothes for you"
  puts " Woops, we don't have anything for #{gender}"

AA i remember that on basics or somewhere in the ruby courses there was print the questoin and puts as output . I see here the code you made , uh well i dont remember learning case and when but ii know what it does apart from case . Thank you :) im trying to get my self amiliar to write this sort of different programs as a practice so i can move to next course and have everything easier . Thank you you all :) i look at this code.

You're doing print =, which is assigning the string to the variable "print". Just leave out the equals and it should work :)

Also, your elsif statement doesn't have to be indented like that. In fact, it might be better if it's not, since indenting it might make it a nested elsif.