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Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype String Equality

error message

I keep receiving this error message in the period between console and readLine:

JavaTester.java:78: error: cannot find symbol firstExample = console.readLine ("hello"); ^ symbol: method readLine(String) location: variable console of type MockConsole 1 error

// I have imported a java.io.Console for you, it is named console. 
String firstExample = "hello";
String secondExample = "hello";
String thirdExample = "HELLO";
firstExample = console.readLine ("hello");
if (secondExample.equals ("hello")) {
  console.printf ("first is equal to second");

2 Answers

William Li
William Li
Courses Plus Student 26,868 Points

Take out this line

firstExample = console.readLine ("hello");

You really don't need it, take it out and your code will pass.

Craig Dennis
Craig Dennis
Treehouse Teacher

There is a space between readLine and (. You should not have that there ;)