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Why is the error "missing return statement"

Varuna Seneviratna
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The TestDrive has the "main"
When the return statement is included why do I get the error "Missing return statement".Is there a particular place where the return statement should be situated.


Varuna Seneviratna
Ulf Dittmer

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The checkUserGuess does not in all cases return something. If the locationCells array is empty, no return statement is ever reached.

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ruban raj

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You have to place return statement out of "for loop" in side of checkUserGuess() method.

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Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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Originally posted by ruban raj:
You have to place return statement out of "for loop" . . .

Agree. In fact the return statements, if they are actually executed, will break the repetition by terminating the loop.
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