Function failed to pass the final results

Hello everyone,

I have passed all individual tests but when I run the final tests, I failed to pass the final results. What did I do wrong???

  **Your code so far**

const ret=[];
function steamrollArray(arr) {
for (let ele of arr){
if (Array.isArray(ele)){

return ret;

console.log(steamrollArray([1, [2], [3, [[4]]]]));
  **Your browser information:**

User Agent is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/94.0.4606.61 Safari/537.36

Challenge: Steamroller

Link to the challenge:

Your ret variable is in the global scope, meaning that it will be “polluted” with values from previous run.

You can easily see this by adding a new function call below your console.log

console.log(steamrollArray([1, [2], [3, [[4]]]]));
console.log(steamrollArray([[["a"]], [["b"]]]));

I can see logged in the console

[ 1, 2, 3, 4, 'a', 'b' ]

You should find a way for this to work with all the resources scoped to the function.
In general, you want to avoid global variables for this precise reason :slight_smile:

Hope this helps.

Hi Marmiz,

Thank you very much for your good enlightenment. I have found a way to run my code by simply add the ret as argument to the function and it is able to run successfully.


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