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Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype String Equality

Krishna Lala
Krishna Lala
590 Points

Not sure why my code is not compiling

Am I not declaring something correctly here?

// I have imported a java.io.Console for you, it is named console. 
String firstExample = "hello";
String secondExample = "hello";
String thirdExample = "HELLO";
if (firstExample.equals(secondExample)) {
  console.printf("first is equal to second");

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
217,572 Points

The code is technically sound, but it performs an exit, which is not asked for in the instructions and the challenge evaluator treats it as an error.

Be careful in challenges to do only what the instructions ask for!