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Java Java Objects (Retired) Creating the MVP Storing Guesses

David Lewis
PLUS
David Lewis
Courses Plus Student 3,405 Points

Help!... Getting java.util.NoSuchElementException WHY!!!

// my code in Game.java
public class Game{
  private String mAnswer;
  private String mHits;
  private String mMisses;

  public Game(String answer){
  mAnswer = answer;
    mHits = "";
    mMisses = "";
  } 
  public boolean applyGuess(char letter){
  boolean isHit = mAnswer.indexOf(letter) >= 0;
    if (isHit){
        mHit += letter;
    } else {
        mMisses += letter;
    }
    return isHit;
  }
}

// My java-repl output

Type expression to evaluate, :help for more options or press tab to auto-complete.                                                         
java> :load Game.java                                                                                                                      
Loaded source file from Game.java                                                                                                          
java> Game game = new Game("treehouse");                                                                                                   
java.util.NoSuchElementException   

Video followed again and again looking for my error?

[MOD: added ```java markdown formatting -cf]

3 Answers

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,082 Points

The errors in the REPL aren't the same as if you tried to compile it yourself. Using javac Game.java, I get the following error:

$ javac Game.java 
Game.java:15: error: cannot find symbol
        mHit += letter;
        ^
  symbol:   variable mHit
  location: class Game
1 error

Looks like a typo: mHit should be mHits.

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,082 Points

No worries! Typos are a way of life. I only found it by executing the code and letting the compiler tell me the issue. If you're using an IDE for code development, they usually highlight symbols not defined, or defined and not used.

David Lewis
PLUS
David Lewis
Courses Plus Student 3,405 Points

Thanks again Chris, I'm still using work spaces in the course.