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Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype Looping until the value passes

Java looping until the value passes

My coding passed the compiler but I get the message "Bummer: Did you use command console.printf to print a formatted..." the rest is covered by this dialog box. Yes I did use that command. Also I've forgotten how to attach my coding to this question.

Example.java
// I have initialized a java.io.Console for you. It is in a variable named console.
String response;
do {
response = console.readLine("Do you understand do while loops?  ");
} while (response.equalsIgnoreCase("no"));
console.printf("Because you said", response, ", you passed the test\n\n");

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
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Hi there, Terence Evans! You're extremely close. But just because something compiles doesn't necessarily mean that it will pass the code challenge. There are a couple of things going on here. First, your string is missing an "!". Secondly, there are extraneous newline characters at the end. But finally, it's not using the the %s which was taught in this course to format the string.

It's looking for:

console.printf("Because you said %s, you passed the test!", response);

Hope this helps! :sparkles:

Thank you. I'm coming back to this after 3+ years and I've got a LOT of rust.