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Ruby Ruby Blocks Blocks Practice Running Code Before Executing Blocks

Matt Steves
Matt Steves
1,954 Points

Problem in modifying the amount of screams the monster has

I have tried multiple times, and have followed the instructions throughly, yet it throws a NameError.

Help much appreciated.

monster.rb
class Monster
  attr_reader :name, :actions

  def initialize(name)
    @name = name
    @actions = {
      screams: 0,
      scares: 0,
      runs: 0,
      hides: 0
    }
  end

  def scream(&block)
    @actions[screams] += 1
    print "#{name} screams! "
  end

end

monster = Monster.new("Fluffy")

monster.scream { puts "BOO!" }

You should use symbol in @actions[:screams] += 1

Samuel Webb
Samuel Webb
25,370 Points

@sitkibagdat can you move your answer to the Add an Answer section so you can get credit for having the correct answer.

@samuelwebb As you wish :)

1 Answer

You should use symbol in @actions[:screams] += 1

Samuel Webb
Samuel Webb
25,370 Points

Points, points get all the points :)