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Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype Looping until the value passes

Alicia Dunford
Alicia Dunford
330 Points

Looping Task

I'm trying to write continual prompt to user in do while loop When previewing I get n,o errors, but when I check work I get " Bummer: Mae sure you're looping while the value stored in response is equal to No". Any help is appreciated.

Example.java
// I have initialized a java.io.Console for you. It is in a variable named console.
console.readLine("Do you understand do while loops?");
String response = ("yes || no"); 
if (response == "no"); 
do {
  console.readLine("Do you understand do while loops?"); 
} while (response == "no");

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,235 Points

Since the value of response is not changed inside the loop, the loop will never end. It should be assigned the value that is returned by the readLine call.

Also, asking the question before the loop begins is entirely unnecessary.

And note that the console instructions say to check for "No" (with a capital "N") which is different from "no" in lower case.

Alicia Dunford
Alicia Dunford
330 Points

Thank you Steven. I really appreciate the assist.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,235 Points

Alicia Dunford — Glad to help. You can mark a question solved by choosing a "best answer".
And happy coding!