Unit 5 Lesson 1 Slide 18

Probably a super simple question. But on slide 18 on the Unit 5 slideshow, I am not getting the answer shown on the slide. My issue is with Line 2 of the program. Can someone explain how they got that answer? TIA.

In Javascript [ ] evaluates the expression inside them to get the name of a property stored in the referenced object. So, 2 - 1 evaluates to 1. So myStuff[1] (or myStuff.1) is assigned the value “tree”.

Thank you for your quick response. But I was actually confused with the next line of the program (02). My questions wasn’t clear - when I said line 2 I didn’t mean the 2nd line I meant 02 which is the 3rd line of the program. myStuff[myStuff[2]] = myStuff[0];
If you could clarify that one, I would realy appreciate it!

Okay, that one bends the mind a bit.

Let’s look at evaluating that the way Javascript would. We evaluate myStuff[0] to be “dog”. Then we look for where to assign it.

We look to evaluate myStuff[myStuff[2]] we see [ ] so we need to evaluate myStuff[2]. Because there are more [ ] we evaluate the 2 inside them. Well, that is just 2. So now we can resolve myStuff[2] to be 3 from the array. Having that we now have myStuff[3] which currently holds the value 10.

So we assign the value “dog” to the location myStuff[3], the end of the list.

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Thank you so much! That makes sense now.

Yes, thank you, I was struggling with that one.