Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

Ruby Ruby Collections Build a Grocery List Program Method Returns with Hashes and Arrays

Alphonse Cuccurullo
Alphonse Cuccurullo
2,513 Points

Modify the "create_shopping_list" method to return a hash with the following keys and values:

def create_shopping_list
hash { 
"title => "Grocery list",
"items => []
return hash
end

How come this wont work?

1 Answer

Just incorrect syntax:

  def create_shopping_list
    hash = { "title" => "Grocery List", "items" = [] }
    return hash
  end

You were just missing the = operator and the closing parenthesis for the hash }

Also, watch your indentation - it's important.