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taylor gilham
taylor gilham
3,751 Points

cannot find symbol

class PezDispenser { public final int MAX_PEZ = 12; final private String characterName;

public PezDispenser(String characterName){ this.characterName = characterName; }

public String getCharacterName(){ return characterName; }


when i run this code i get this error | Error:
| cannot find symbol
| symbol: class PezDispenser
| PezDispenser pd = new PezDispenser("Yoda");
| ^----------^

1 Answer

Johan Cederschiƶld
Johan Cederschiƶld
5,708 Points

Hi Taylor, I suspect that your problem can be related to the fact that you've declared the instancevariable characterName as final. This declaration will make stop all changes to the variable. Try removing the "final" from your the instancevariable (making it only private String characterName;

Good luck