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Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype Censoring Words - Looping Until the Value Passes

When he creates the variable isInvalidWord would it not be the same to make the variable into a String and not a boolean

Whats the difference? What is the boolean giving us that a String isn't?

1 Answer

Benjamin Schmiedel
Benjamin Schmiedel
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  • a boolean can only have two values "true" and "false"
  • a string can have infinit values (there a so many words you can build with chars)

conditions (if) use the simple way a boolean works. if the word (jerk) equals the word we would like to filter, then the boolean will be true

if(nome.equalsIgnoreCase("jerk"))

because of this the if statement will work. if statements couldn't work with strings

if("true"){code block}

would be invalid