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Java Java Objects Delivering the MVP Determining If the Game is Won

Wan Nor Adzahari Wan Tajuddin
Wan Nor Adzahari Wan Tajuddin
2,438 Points

What is the purpose of the Game(String answer) method>

I know this maybe a little too late into the track to ask this question, but what does this block of code does?

public Game(String answer){ this.answer = answer.toLowerCase(); hits = ""; misses = ""; }

And in the Hangman.java object, what does this line of code do? Game game = new Game("treehouse");

1 Answer

Fahad Mutair
Fahad Mutair
10,359 Points

this line of code is constructor and it will initialize the answer ,that you will pass it whenever you call it in your case "treehouse", to the private answer in Game class and it will set hits to null and set misses to null also

public Game(String answer){ 
this.answer = answer.toLowerCase(); 
hits = ""; 
misses = ""; 

and the line of code will create an object of Game class to be used in Hangman.java it will call that constructor and it will pass "treehouse" to (String answer) and it will assign it inside that constructor as you can see in this line this.answer = answer.toLowerCase();

Game game = new Game("treehouse");