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iOS Swift Functions and Optionals Functions Syntax and Parameters

Mark Shim
PLUS
Mark Shim
Courses Plus Student 512 Points

Swift Functions and Optionals. I'm stuck on challenge task 2 of 3

need help

parameters.swift
func greeting(person: String) {
  var person = "Tom"
  println("Hello \(person)")

  }
  greeting("person")

1 Answer

Chase Marchione
Chase Marchione
155,055 Points

Hello Mark,

The issue is that, by setting the value of person to "Tom", "Tom" will always be printed. So it's as simple as not setting a value for that variable, and assuming that somebody else (the user) will.

func greeting(person: String) {
  println("Hello \(person)")

  }

Hope this helps!