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Java Java Objects Delivering the MVP Wrapping Up

toni chen
toni chen
3,865 Points

How do i store the Highscore ?

so everytime when we run the program, it will show the current player highscore,

Store it in a file, dog

1 Answer

Sławomir Lasik
Sławomir Lasik
7,792 Points

Well, the best way is to store the highScore static field in the file and update it each time the new highScore is achieved.

Like in some static method in Game.java that is called in Hangman.java before for example object creation

...
    if (args.length == 0) {
        System.out.println("Usage : java Hangman <answer>");
        System.err.println("Invalid usage!");
        System.exit(1);
    }

    Game.loadTheHighScore();

    Game game = new Game(args[0]);
...

But for now I think it's beyond scope of what it is learned here up to now. ;)

Anshuman Tripathy
Anshuman Tripathy
868 Points

@Sławomir Lasik

What do you initialize the highScore static field to while defining it in Game.java?

And everytime you compile the file won't it get initialized to that value?

What difference will it make even if you update it everytime?