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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Creating Reusable Code with Functions Returning a Value from a Function

peterson st gourdain
peterson st gourdain
931 Points

what I'm I doing wrong

what step did I skip or point out my mistake ill fix it thanks

script.js
function getYear() {
  var year = new Date().getFullYear();
  return year;
 getYear(var 'yearToday')
}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<head>
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
</head>
<body>
<script src="script.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

1 Answer

Matthew Long
Matthew Long
28,407 Points

You're off to a good start, but it appears that you're trying to call the function inside itself. While it's perfectly valid to call a function inside another function this isn't what this challenge is after. Also, your function doesn't have any parameters so you don't need them when calling the function. The challenge is wanting you to define a variable equal to the function called.

function getYear() {
  var year = new Date().getFullYear();
  return year;
}

var yearToday = getYear();