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Compliation failed: error CS1525: Unexpected symbol 'import'. Wha??

treehouse:~/workspace$ mcs TreeStory.java && mono TreeStory
TreeStory.java(1,0): error CS1525: Unexpected symbol `import'
Compilation failed: 1 error(s), 0 warnings
treehouse:~/workspace$

              Any assistance would be highly appreciated :-) iWill

2 Answers

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
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Hi there! I see you have some C# experience. And I could've told you that just by the error :smiley: You've managed to mix up your compilers. You're trying to run Java through the monodevelop csharp compiler.

The command you should be using is:

javac TreeStory.java && java TreeStory

Try it again with the correct compiler! :sparkles:

Hope this helps! :sparkles:

Well of course I called out a C# compiler for my Java course! Oy! Jennifer got me on the straight in a professional and compassionate manner. You so R*O*C*K Ms. Nordell. This is the second 'my bad' in about 6 months, and I've been treated just so genuinely nice, makes me so glad I picked Treehouse from the list of providers out there. Well, today I should not be distracted by my consulting (Python and Ruby Selenium Webdriver scripts for a couple of QA pals) - at least I hope.

Thanks again Jennifer ;-)