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Cannot find symbol error in jshell

So when I try to run the command PezDispenser pd = new PezDispenser("Yoda"); in jshell, I get the following error message:

Error:
| cannot find symbol
| symbol: class PezDispenser
| PezDispenser pd = new PezDispenser("Yoda");
| ^----------^

As far as I can tell I am doing things the same way as the instructor, but apparently not so I was hoping for some input as to what I might be doing wrong.

So far this is what I have coded:

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

public PezDispenser(String characterName) { this.characterName = characterName; pezCount = 0; } public void fill() { pezCount = MAX_PEZ; }

public boolean isEmpty() { return pezCount == 0; }

public String getCharacterName() { return characterName; }

}

2 Answers

Florian Tönjes
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Florian Tönjes
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Hi Michael,

your code looks fine to me. Did you run the following line before trying to create a PezDispenser?

/open PezDispenser.java

Otherwise it won't work.

Kind Regards, Florian

marios armakolas
marios armakolas
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i also have the same problem.

i run the /open PezDispenser.java but i receive the following message

jshell> /open PezDispenser.java
| Error:
| cannot assign a value to final variable characterName
| this.characterName = characterName;
| ^----------------^

Florian Tönjes
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Florian Tönjes
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Hi Marios,

I cannot reproduce your error. Perhaps it will help to delete the workspace and create a new one. You can do this under the "workspace" link in the navigation bar.

Kind Regards, Florian