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Java Java Objects Harnessing the Power of Objects Handling Exceptions

Pratham Patel
Pratham Patel
4,976 Points

can someone help me with this code challenge

I don't understand the getmessage method

Example.java
class Example {

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    GoKart kart = new GoKart("purple");
    if (kart.isBatteryEmpty()) {
      System.out.println("The battery is empty");
    }
    try {
    kart.drive(42);
      System.out.println("ff");
    } catch ( IllegalArgumentException iae) {
      System.out.println("NO");
    }
  }

}
GoKart.java
class GoKart {
  public static final int MAX_BARS = 8;
  private int barCount;
  private String color;
  private int lapsDriven;

  public GoKart(String color) {
    this.color = color;
  }

  public String getColor() {
    return color;
  }

  public void charge() {
    barCount = MAX_BARS;
  }

  public boolean isBatteryEmpty() {
    return barCount == 0;
  }

  public boolean isFullyCharged() {
    return MAX_BARS == barCount;
  }

  public void drive() {
    drive(1);
  }

  public void drive(int laps) {
    if (laps > barCount) {
      throw new IllegalArgumentException("Not enough battery remains");
    }
    lapsDriven += laps;
    barCount -= laps;
  }

}

1 Answer

james south
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james south
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 33,258 Points

getMessage() is called on an error, you have called yours iae, so call it on that. that's what goes in the print of your catch block. your try block does not need any print statements, you are only trying to call the drive method.