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Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype Censoring Words - Looping Until the Value Passes

Hudson Kim
Hudson Kim
2,965 Points

I Honestly Don't Know Why My Code Is Failing

In my code, I would like someone to look it over to see why it is failing. Heres the code:

import java.io.Console;

public class TreeStory {

public static void main(String[] args) {
    Console console = System.console();
    /*  Some terms:
        noun - Person, place or thing
        verb - An action
        adjective - A description used to modify or describe a noun
        Enter your amazing code here!
    */
  String ageAsString = console.readLine("How old are you? ");
  int age = Integer.parseInt(ageAsString);
  if (age < 13) {
    console.printf("Sorry you must be at least 13");
    System.exit(0);
  }

  do {
    String name = console.readLine("Enter a name:  ");
    String adjective = console.readLine("Enter an adjective:  ");
    String noun = console.readLine("Enter a noun:  ");
    boolean isInvalidWord = noun.equalsIgnoreCase("dork") || noun.equalsIgnoreCase("jerk");
    if (noun.equalsIgnoreCase("dork") || 
        noun.equalsIgnoreCase("jerk")){
      console.printf("That language is not allowed. Try again. \n\n");
    }
  } while(isInvalidWord);
     String adverb = console.readLine("Enter an adverb:  ");
     String verb = console.readLine("Enter a verb ending with -ing:  ");

  console.printf("Your TreeStory:\n-----------------\n");
  console.printf("%s is a %s %s. ", name, adjective, noun);
  console.printf(" He is always %s %s.\n", adverb, verb );
}

}

1 Answer

Manish Giri
Manish Giri
16,266 Points

The code formatting is a bit hard to read, but if the do-while block is this -

  do {
    String name = console.readLine("Enter a name:  ");
    String adjective = console.readLine("Enter an adjective:  ");
    String noun = console.readLine("Enter a noun:  ");
    boolean isInvalidWord = noun.equalsIgnoreCase("dork") || noun.equalsIgnoreCase("jerk");
    if (noun.equalsIgnoreCase("dork") || 
        noun.equalsIgnoreCase("jerk")){
      console.printf("That language is not allowed. Try again. \n\n");
    }
  } while(isInvalidWord);

then the variables name, adjective, etc are scoped within the block itself.

It wouldn't be accessible outside the block, where you're trying to print these variables -

  console.printf("Your TreeStory:\n-----------------\n");
  console.printf("%s is a %s %s. ", name, adjective, noun);
  console.printf(" He is always %s %s.\n", adverb, verb );