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Ruby Ruby Loops Build a Simple Contact List Assigning Hash Values From Methods

Ruby Loops Module: Contact List Code Challenge

Here is the Code Challenge question: Assign the value of the key name to the return value of the method get_name() in the contact hash. Assume that get_name() returns a string.

Here is my code:

def get_name()
  contact = {"name" => "", "phone_number" => "" }
  print "Enter the contact's name? "
  contact["name"] = gets.chomp
  return( contact["name"] )
end

contact_list = []
contact_list.push(get_name())
puts contact_list.inspect

In a separate workspace, as expected, the code yields: ["<name entered at prompt"]

I must not be understanding the Code Challenge as I receive the following prompt upon submission of my answer:

"Bummer! Errno::EN...."

1 Answer

Hi Kevin,

Assign the value of the key name to the return value of the method get_name() in the contact hash. Assume that get_name() returns a string.

Here's simple way, you need to assign the value of the method get_name() into name.

contact_list = []

contact = {"name" => get_name(), "phone_number" => "" }

Hi Salman,

Thanks for the help. I guess I just did not understand the question.