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Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype Censoring Words - Using String Equality

Kohy Holmes
Kohy Holmes
2,801 Points

Censoring Words - Using String Equality: Compiler Error


I get the following compiler error when attempting to follow along with this exercise...

I can't seem where to find where my error in the code below....

import java.io.Console;

public class TreeStory {

public static void main(String[] args) {
    Console console = System.console();
    /*  Some terms:
        noun - Person, place or thing
        verb - An action
        adjective - A description used to modify or describe a noun
        Enter your amazing code here!
  //___Name is a ___adjective___noun___. They are always___adverb____verb___.
  String ageAsString = console.readLine("Wow old are you?  ");
  int age = Integer.parseInt(ageAsString);
  if (age < 13) {
    //Insert exit code
    console.printf("Sorry you must be at least 13 to use this program.\n");
  String name = console.readLine("Enter a name:  ");
  String adjective = console.readLine("Enter an adjective:  ");
  String noun = console.readLine("Enter a noun:  ");
  if (noun.equalsIgnorCase("dork")) {
    console.printf("That language is not allowed. Exiting. \n\n");
  String adverb = console.readLine("Enter an adverb:  ");
  String verb = console.readLine("Enter a verb ending with -ing:   ");
  console.printf("Your TreeStory:\n--------\n");
  console.printf("%s is a %s.", name, adjective, noun);
  console.printf("They are always %s %s.\n", adverb, verb);



2 Answers

Kohy Holmes
Kohy Holmes
2,801 Points

Here is compiler error...

treehouse:~/workspace$ javac TreeStory.java
TreeStory.java:24: error: cannot find symbol
if (noun.equalsIgnorCase("dork")) {
symbol: method equalsIgnorCase(String)
location: variable noun of type String
1 error