Basic Algorithm Scripting - Find the Longest Word in a String

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My code is giving different outputs. please check my code.

console.log("largest word "+findLongestWordLength("Hello"));
console.log("largest word "+findLongestWordLength("Hello "));

largest word 1
largest word 5
function findLongestWordLength(str) {
let count=0;

for(let i=0;i<str.length;i++){

  if(str[i]!=" "){
    count +=1;
    result= result<count?result=count:result=result;

return result;

let result=1;

console.log("largest word "+findLongestWordLength("Hello"));
console.log("largest word "+findLongestWordLength("Hello "));

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Challenge: Basic Algorithm Scripting - Find the Longest Word in a String

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So you are accumulating count for ‘Hello’, lets say… and then what? Your function returns something called result

Your logic deals fine with situations when after word we have a space.

What if after word it is finish? End of the whole string?

function returns largest word in a string.
e.g. hello should return 5 and Google do a barrel roll should return 6

Yeah, I get it, I know this challenge.

But take a look at your tests

You have issue when word doesn’t end with space (1st case)right?
For second case your function gets the job done

yes. that is the issue, it does not work in first case.

Yep, because your code doesn’t hold this condition(when word ends not with space, but because string ends), you need to add some code to solve this issue.

Or use different approach(string to array conversion), but it’s all up to you of course

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