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Java Local Development Environments Exploring Your IDE Clean up this mess

Enyang Mercy
Enyang Mercy
Courses Plus Student 2,339 Points

Local Devt Enviroment Messy Code

Help !!! i have been stuck for days now. Task 1~4 run properly except 5 Error:./Messy.java:1: error: cannot find symbol import java.util; ^ symbol: class util location: package java ./Messy.java:13: error: cannot find symbol List numberWords = Arrays.asList("six", "seven", "eight", "nine"); ^ symbol: class List location: class Messy 2 errors

import java.util.*;
import java.util.Arrays;

public class Messy {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
//    Please comment out this line and
//    this line as well with a hotkey that does multi-line commenting
        List<String> numberWords = Arrays.asList("six", "seven", "eight", "nine");
        for (String numberWord : numberWords) {
            // Use the sout shortcut to write out numberWord;
"C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_161\bin\java" "-javaagent:C:\Windows\IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition 2017.3.5\lib\idea_rt.jar=55080:C:\Windows\IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition 2017.3.5\bin" -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 -classpath "C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_161\jre\lib\charsets.jar;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_161\jre\lib\deploy.jar;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_161\jre\lib\ext\access-bridge-64.jar;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_161\jre\lib\ext\cldrdata.jar;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_161\jre\lib\ext\dnsns.jar;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_161\jre\lib\ext\jaccess.jar;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_161\jre\lib\ext\jfxrt.jar;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_161\jre\lib\ext\localedata.jar;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_161\jre\lib\ext\nashorn.jar;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_161\jre\lib\ext\sunec.jar;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_161\jre\lib\ext\sunjce_provider.jar;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_161\jre\lib\ext\sunmscapi.jar;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_161\jre\lib\ext\sunpkcs11.jar;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_161\jre\lib\ext\zipfs.jar;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_161\jre\lib\javaws.jar;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_161\jre\lib\jce.jar;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_161\jre\lib\jfr.jar;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_161\jre\lib\jfxswt.jar;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_161\jre\lib\jsse.jar;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_161\jre\lib\management-agent.jar;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_161\jre\lib\plugin.jar;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_161\jre\lib\resources.jar;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_161\jre\lib\rt.jar;C:\Users\USER\IdeaProjects\Messy\out\production\Messy" Messy

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3 Answers

Hi there,

I think it wants you to import the List class specifically, so change * to List.

I hope that helps,


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Wajid Mohammed
Wajid Mohammed
5,698 Points

Hi Enyang, I have a similar problem with the same Exercise and I am not able to go beyond the step of this Messy java code challenge. The task 1 says to copy the code to a new project Messy file in IDE and so I did that copying the code from challenge and then the task says to "Check Work" .. Now where do we check this work. I can see the wrong bits in the code but it wont let me go ahead to fix it and complete challenge. Can you please help? Thanks.