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Java Java Basics Getting Started with Java Strings, Variables, and Formatting

illegal start of expression

illegal start of expression?? what to do

// I have setup a java.io.Console object for you named console
private class Name {
  private static void main(string args[])
    console = system.console();
    string [] firstName = "rohit";
    console.printf("%s is clever boy",firstName);

1 Answer

Ken Alger
Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher


Welcome to Treehouse!

The challenge engine already has the console and class set up, you just need to define the variable of the type the challenge wants, in this case a string, not a string array. Something like:

String firstName = "Your First Name";

The challenge instructions in almost all of the courses here at Treehouse are rather explicit in what they want entered, and how they want them. So if the challenge is asking to define a variable, we generally don't have to do all of the other stuff like classes, etc. If we need to define a class that will typically be the first task of the challenge.

Happy coding,