isInfant() function from the last lesson:
const isInfant = (age) => age < 1; console.log(isInfant(3));
This kind of function is called a predicate. Predicate functions answer a question and always (without exception!) return either
can, though it's not limited to just those words. Examples:
isInfant()- "is he an infant?"
hasChildren()- "does he have children?"
isEmpty()- "is it empty?"
hasErrors()- "are there any errors?"
Only a function returning a boolean can be considered a predicate.
Let's write one more predicate function. It takes a string and checks if it's the word
const isCastle = (type) => type === 'Castle'; console.log(isCastle('Sea'));
Write the function
isMister() that takes a string and checks if it's the word
isMister('Mister'); // true isMister('Miss'); // false
The exercise doesn't pass checking. What to do? 😶
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In my environment the code works, but not here 🤨
Tests are designed so that they test the solution in different ways and against different data. Often the solution works with one kind of input data but doesn't work with others. Check the «Tests» tab to figure this out, you can find hints at the error output.
My code is different from the teacher's one 🤔
It's fine. 🙆 One task in programming can be solved in many different ways. If your code passed all tests, it complies with the task conditions.
In some rare cases, the solution may be adjusted to the tests, but this can be seen immediately.
I've read the lessons but nothing is clear 🙄
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Predicate is an expression that answers a yes or no question with a boolean.