Find the longest word works in VS Code but not in FCC

Find the longest word works in VS Code but not in FCC
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Hi guys,

this code works in VS Code but not in FCC and I don’t get why. :stuck_out_tongue:


function findLongestWordLength(str) {
let words = str.split(" ");
let result = "";
for (word of words) {
  if (word.length > result.length) {
    result = word;
  }
}
return result.length;
}

findLongestWordLength("The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog");

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Challenge: Find the Longest Word in a String

Link to the challenge:
https://www.freecodecamp.org/learn/javascript-algorithms-and-data-structures/basic-algorithm-scripting/find-the-longest-word-in-a-string

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Hi,

When using the for ... of loop you have to declare the variable with let, const or var.

Your word variable is not declared the right way.

More info: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Statements/for...of

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Well…that was a really noob mistake! :open_mouth: thanks a lot!

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