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Java Java Objects (Retired) Harnessing the Power of Objects Helper Methods and Conditionals

When asking if the PezDispenser is empty, REPL reply's that it cant find variable isEmpty.

//This is my script:

public class PezDispenser {
  public static final int MAX_PEZ = 12;
  private String mCharacterName;
  private int mPezCount;

  public PezDispenser(String characterName) {
   mCharacterName = characterName;
   mPezCount = 0;

  public boolean isEmpty() {
  return mPezCount == 0;

  public void load() {
    mPezCount = MAX_PEZ; 

  public String getCharacterName() {
    return mCharacterName;
/*This is the error i get:

ERROR: cannot find symbol                                                                        
  symbol:   variable isEmpty                                                                     
  location: variable pd of type PezDispenser                                                     

1 Answer

10,589 Points

Upon starting the REPL, you have to load the PezDispenser.java file

java -jar javarepl.jar

:load PezDispenser.java

Now you have to create an object using PezDispenser as constructor;

PezDispenser myPez = new PezDispenser("Max");

Now you should try calling the isEmpoty() method:

myPez.isEmpty(); // It will return true

Hope this will help

Thanks, it works now!