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JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Simplify Repetitive Tasks with Loops `do ... while` Loops

Ronnelle Torres
Ronnelle Torres
5,958 Points

WHY MY LOOP RUNS ENDLESSLY?

A QUESTION ABOUT THIS VIDEO.

I have the same code and I followed the video correctly but the loop runs endlessly. Help!

Here's my complete code:

var randomNumber = getRandomNumber(10);
var guess;
var guessCount = 0;
var correcGuess= false;

function getRandomNumber( upper ) {
  var num = Math.floor(Math.random() * upper) + 1; 
  return num;
}

do {
guess = prompt("I am thingking of a number between 1 and 10. What is it?");
guessCount +=1;
  if(parseInt(guess) === randomNumber) {
    correctGuess= true;
  }
} while ( correcGuess=false )
document.write('<h1> You guessed the number! </h1>');
document.write('It took you ' + guessCount + ' times to guess the correct number.');
Ronnelle Torres
Ronnelle Torres
5,958 Points

SORRY! HERE'S THE CODE THAT I COPIED FROM THE VIDEO:

var randomNumber = getRandomNumber(10);
var guess;
var guessCount = 0;
var correcGuess= false;

function getRandomNumber( upper ) {
  var num = Math.floor(Math.random() * upper) + 1; 
  return num;
}

do {
guess = prompt("I am thingking of a number between 1 and 10. What is it?");
guessCount +=1;
  if(parseInt(guess) === randomNumber) {
    correctGuess= true;
  }
} while ( ! correctGuess)
document.write('<h1> You guessed the number! </h1>');
document.write('It took you ' + guessCount + ' times to guess the correct number.');

1 Answer

Esbjörn Stenberg
Esbjörn Stenberg
7,420 Points

You just spelled correctGuess wrong when you created it on line 4. Replace correcGuess with correctGuess and it will work fine!

Esbjörn Stenberg
Esbjörn Stenberg
7,420 Points

You can always try looking in the javascript console, that was how i found the bug. : )