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Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype String Equality

Navya Prakash
Navya Prakash
3,030 Points

if (firstExample==secondExample ) { console.printf("first is equal to second"); } why won't this work

Why isn't this the correct code

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

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there, Lohith Ram! Your code is fine and would run outside of the challenge. However, it's doing something extra that the challenge did not ask it to do. Namely, it is exiting. Removing the System.exit(0); should cause this to pass. Remember when doing these challenges to only do what it asks for and no more. Even if it would work outside the challenge, it can break the challenge.

Hope this helps! :sparkles: