# Basic Algorithm Scripting: Confirm the Ending

Basic Algorithm Scripting: Confirm the Ending
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#1

Hello…

my solution to this…is this okay? it works.

Summary

function confirmEnding(str, target) {
// “Never give up and good luck will find you.”
// – Falcor
var noob = str.length; //get string length
var noob2 = target.length; //get length of target
var result = str.substring(noob-noob2); //here subtract lengths of string and target to extract equivalent end of string
var match = target.substring(); //here outputting target
console.log(match);
console.log(result);
if (match == result){ //matching both sub string outputs
return true;
}
else{
return false;
}

}

confirmEnding(“Bastian”, “n”);

#2

Looks good to me. You could certainly make it shorter in some ways.

For example, this

if (match == result) {
return true;
} else {
return false;
}

could just be

return match == result;

#3

Hi,

It gets the job done, so congrats!

The useless line is var match = target.substring(); because substring without any arguments will always return the target string, so that line means var match = target and you already have a variable with that value: target.

This is your code without that line:

function confirmEnding(str, target) {
var noob = str.length;
var noob2 = target.length;
var result = str.substring(noob - noob2);
if (target == result) {
return true;
} else {
return false;
}
}

You can improve it the way @michaelfoland just told you:

function confirmEnding(str, target) {
var noob = str.length;
var noob2 = target.length;
var result = str.substring(noob - noob2);
return target == result;
}

Have you seen regular expressions already? I think this example is a good fit for that:

function confirmEnding(str, target) {
return new RegExp( target + "\\$" ).test( str );
}

Happy coding!