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Ruby Ruby Operators and Control Structures Ruby Control Structures The Ruby Else Statement

Warning string literal in condition.

I wanted to see if I could type an expression that would take if my name is either "Carolina" or "carolina" and wrote:

if name == "Carolina" || "carolina" puts "That's my name, too!" else puts "Hi #{name}!" end

It works! but why is it warning me about using || with strings? "warning: string literal in condition"

2 Answers

Hey Carolina,

You need a full conditional statement on either side of the || operator.

Instead of this:

if name == "Carolina" || "carolina"

try this:

if name == "Carolina" || name == "carolina"

Thanks for the quick answer!