Intermediate Algorithm Scripting - Steamroller

The console log shows that this recursion is working, but the test results are all negative.

  **Your code so far**
function steamrollArray(arr) {
console.log(arr)
  if(!arr.some(Array.isArray)) {
    return arr;
  } else {
    let flatArray = [].concat(...arr);
    steamrollArray(flatArray);
  }
}
steamrollArray([1, {}, [3, [[4]]]]);
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Challenge: Intermediate Algorithm Scripting - Steamroller

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Your function always needs to return an array. I only see it returning an array in your base case.

So I guess you mean the terminating case is the base case and the recursive case also needs a return. It just seems odd to me to return the recursive call, but I did and it worked. Thx.

Don’t let the fact that it’s a recursive function call throw you. It’s still really just a regular function call, just like you would call any other function. Let’s take this trivial example:

function myRound(num) {
  return Math.round(num);
}

Do you have a problem understanding that num is passed into Math.round and then the value returned by Math.round is then returned by myRound? This is exactly what is happening with a recursive function call. The only difference is that you are calling the same function again. But you still need to return a value for the original function call.