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I’m new to coding, and I mostly only know variables and booleans in swift.
I’ve been trying to code a pokemon-esqe thing, and here’s what it looks like:

Var charmander = “fire”
Var squirtle = “water”
Var bulbasaur = “grass”

“Water” > “fire”

Var battle1 = squirtle > charmander (true)

(The thing is, when I try to code the grass part, it returns false. Look.)

“water” < “grass” (false)
“grass” > “water” (false)

“fire” > “grass” (false)
“grass” < “fire” (false)

I need to get grass to work for the code to work the way I want, and it’s not working like this.

What I have tried:

I’ve tried both combinations of code (E.G. fire > grass and grass < fire), and have tried retyping “grass” in the initial variable, but it still doesn’t work! I don’t know wat to do.
Posted 12-Aug-18 11:43am
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Richard MacCutchan 13-Aug-18 3:27am
   
Look at those strings. "water" is always greater than "grass" in normal sort sequence.
5 days ago
   
How so?
Richard MacCutchan 5 days ago
   
What do you mean by "how so"? They are alphabetic strings, so they will be compared alphabetically. So "grass" always comes before (is less than) "water".
5 days ago
   
Oh, sorry. I’m just REALLY new to coding, and had no idea. Thank you for your answer!
Richard MacCutchan 5 days ago
   
Spend some (a lot of) time learning the language and its rules. You cannot learn programming by posting questions in forums like this.

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