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Java Java Basics Using your New Tools Multiple Format Strings

Kyle Dudley
Kyle Dudley
604 Points

um what

how gelp pls

Multiple.java
// I've imported java.io.Console for you.  It is stored in a variable called console for you.
String name = console.readLine("What is your name?   ");
String pastTenseVerb = console.readLine("What is your past tense verb?   ");
console.printf(name, "%s really %s", pastTenseVerb,"%s this coding exercise%s ");

1 Answer

Simon Coates
Simon Coates
28,693 Points

it's:

String name = console.readLine("What is your name?   ");
String pastTenseVerb = console.readLine("What is your past tense verb?   ");
console.printf("%s really %s this coding exercise%s ", name, pastTenseVerb);

the parameters for printf are the string with placeholders, then the values to be used to replace the placeholders

Simon Coates
Simon Coates
28,693 Points

If something is kinda awry, you can always look online at the documentation. In this instance, the Console class has a method with a signature of printf(String format, Object... args), implying that the first argument is the format string and then it accepts an arbitrary number of parameters after that for use. If you're only just starting out, the use of "..." in a method signature might be unfamiliar.