A little question about this code formFunctional Programming - Understand Functional Programming Terminology

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I was wondering if the parentheses were mandatory in this line ?

const teaCup = prepareTea();

Since it can work without them.

Thanks !

Your code so far

// Function that returns a string representing a cup of green tea
const prepareGreenTea = () => 'greenTea';

// Function that returns a string representing a cup of black tea
const prepareBlackTea = () => 'blackTea';

Given a function (representing the tea type) and number of cups needed, the
following function returns an array of strings (each representing a cup of
a specific type of tea).
const getTea = (prepareTea, numOfCups) => {
  const teaCups = [];

  for(let cups = 1; cups <= numOfCups; cups += 1) {
    const teaCup = prepareTea();
  return teaCups;

const tea4GreenTeamFCC = getTea(prepareGreenTea, 27);
const tea4BlackTeamFCC = getTea(prepareBlackTea, 13);


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if you want the output of the prepareTea function, yes, it’s mandatory.
If you write teaCup = prepareTea you are just giving a different name to the function

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Alright, thanks !

But why is this working then ?

because the program doesn’t do anything in particular with teaCup. Most often tho you will have something break if you have a function when you should have a string.

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Oh alright ! Thank you for making my vision (and journey) even clearer :slight_smile:

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