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Hemmings Koranteng
Hemmings Koranteng
2,568 Points

console may be broken! either i've found a potential bug or am i just really bad at coding


im currently following along the course in the workspace for (java path, learning objects, creating mvp section).

up until now i have been compiling & running the code in the workspace with no problems, but after the "remaining tries" video i cannot seem to execute the code in the console.

there are no runtime error messages and the console just seems to hang and shows the following:

"picked up JAVA_TOOL_OPTION: Xmx128m Picked up _JAVA_OPTIONS: -Xmx128m JAVA_TOOL_OPTION: Xmx128m Picked up _JAVA_OPTIONS: -Xmx128m"

I thought it may be server overload or something but i've come back the next morning to find the same issue. also i am able to type below the above mentioned and this is not the behaviour i expected.

i'm running the code using the following command -

clear && javac Hangman.java && java Hangman.

if i miss spell any of the above i get the "Error: could not find or load main class Hangma"

i have eyeballed the code to compare against the craig's and cant seem to find any errors. i may have missed something but without any error messages its difficult to tell.

i have attached a screenshot and a zipped file of my code. Please can you let me know what i'm doing wrong as i would like to continue following on with the course.


Hemmings Koranteng
Hemmings Koranteng
2,568 Points

my original email to help@teamtreehouse.com - but they directed me to you guys. havent figured out a way to attached files (not even sure its possible) but any help will be greatly appreciated!

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi! First off, the JAVA_TOOL_OPTION is not an error and can be ignored. It's an option set for Treehouse's JVM to make sure that the processes don't eat up the RAM (as I understand it).

As you may have noticed, it is not possible to attach a zip file directly to your question. However, there's an easier and even better solution. On the upper right hand side of your workspace you'll find a camera icon. Clicking this will allow you to make a "snapshot" which you can link here. This allows other students like myself to fork a copy of that entire workspace and take a look at your code and file structure without changing your copy. Try this, and post a link of your snapshot here.

Look forward to hearing back from you! :sparkles:

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