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Java Java Basics Getting Started with Java IO

Io excercise

My error is java can't find the symbol, but isn't console.printf correct?

// I have imported java.io.Console for you.  It is a variable called console.
String firstName = console.readLine("What is your name?   ");
String lastName = console.readLine("What is your last name?   ");
console.printf = ("First name: %s\n, firstName");

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,978 Points

I see two issues:

  • there's a stray assignment operator between the method name and the arguments
  • the quote ending the format string it out of place
console.printf = ("First name: %s\n, firstName");    // original
console.printf("First name: %s\n", firstName);       // fixed