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Java Java Objects (Retired) Harnessing the Power of Objects Incrementing and Decrementing

When trying to eat the pez my program totally broke.

Really not sure what went wrong here, there were even errors where the code was previously working without any issues.

Example.java code:

public class Example {

public static void main(String[] args) {
    // Your amazing code goes here...
  System.out.println("We are making some funky Pez Dispensers.");
  PezDispenser dispenser = new PezDispenser("Yoda");
  System.out.printf("The dispenser character is %s\n",

  if (dispenser.isEmpty()) {
      System.out.println("The dispenser is empty");
  System.out.println("Loading Dispenser...");
  if(!dispenser.isEmpty()) {
    System.out.println("Dispenser isn't empty");

  while(dispenser.dispense()) {
  if(dispenser.isEmpty()) {
    System.out.println("All the pez are gone!");



PezDispenser.java code:

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 dispense() { boolean wasDispensed = false; if (!isEmpty()) { mPezCount--; wasDispensed = true; } return wasDispensed;

public boolean isEmpty() { return mPezCount == 0; } public void load() { mPezCount = MAX_PEZ; } public String getCharacterName() { return mCharacterName; } }

2 Answers

Christopher Stöckl
Christopher Stöckl
19,795 Points

Hi Pierce!

You need to reformat your question, as the code is very hard to read at the moment :)

But I think I still managed to find the problem.

It seems like you are missing the last closing bracket after you return the "wasDispensed" variable.

It should look like this:

public boolean dispense() { 
  boolean wasDispensed = false; 
  if (!isEmpty()) { 
    wasDispensed = true; 
  return wasDispensed;

Hope that helps :)

Hello Pierce!

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