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Java Java Objects Harnessing the Power of Objects Incrementing and Decrementing

Michael Saile
Michael Saile
467 Points

Does not eat the PEZ

My PEZ dispenser does not eat the pez like it is supposed to, it just skips right to saying all the pez were eaten.

This is the code in Example.java: while (dispenser.dispense()){ System.out.println("Chomp!"); }

if (dispenser.isEmpty()) {
 System.out.println("Ate all the PEZ");
}

This is the code in PezDispenser.java: public boolean dispense() { boolean wasDispensed = false; if (!isEmpty()) { pezCount--; wasDispensed = true; } return wasDispensed; } public boolean isEmpty() { return pezCount == 0; }

Output that is given to me: "We are making a new PEZ despenser
FUN FACT: There are 12 PEZ allowed in every dispenserThe dispe nser is Yoda
Dispenser is empty
Filling the dispenser with delicious PEZ...
Ate all the PEZ"

Please help me understand why this is not working.

1 Answer

Liam Trant
Liam Trant
2,918 Points

Maybe you forgot to actually call the fill method in your Example.java code. You clearly have the System.out.println("Filling the dispenser with delicious PEZ...");

The next line in the Example.java should call the fill method to set the pezCount to MAX_PEZ of 12: dispenser.fill();

My guess is that you're not seeing the CHOMP output because your dispenser isn't correctly filled yet.