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Java Java Objects Harnessing the Power of Objects Handling Exceptions

Andrew Clough
Andrew Clough
2,557 Points

Gokart IllegalArgumentException problem

I looked over the question twice and looked over my notes.

Example.java
class Example {

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    GoKart kart = new GoKart("purple");

    if (kart.isBatteryEmpty()) {
      System.out.println("The battery is empty");
    }
    try {
      kart.drive(4);
    } catch (IllegalArgumentException iae) {
      System.out.println("!!!");
    }
  }

}
GoKart.java
class GoKart {
  public static final int MAX_BARS = 8;
  private int barCount;
  private String color;
  private int lapsDriven;

  public GoKart(String color) {
    this.color = color;
  }
  public String getColor() {
    return color;
  }

  public void charge() {
    barCount = MAX_BARS;
  }
  public boolean isBatteryEmpty() {
    return barCount == 0;
  }
  public boolean isFullyCharged() {
    return MAX_BARS == barCount;
  }

  public void drive() {
    drive(1);
  }
  public void drive(int laps) {
    if (laps > barCount) {
      throw new IllegalArgumentException("Not enough battery remains");
    }
    lapsDriven += laps;
    barCount -= laps;
  }

}

1 Answer

Patrik Horváth
Patrik Horváth
11,085 Points

hi, read question again :), you need print message of error, by calling getMessage() method :) also your code is not valid try use this. :) its convention

System.out.println(iae.getMessage());