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Why Console.printf() and not System.out.println()
So I know the output for both methods seem to be essentially the same but is there a reason that you’re using one that require an input statement instead of System.out.println()
If they aren’t the same what would be your reasoning for using one over the other?
Tsenko Aleksiev3,818 Points
.println() - it print the entered String and goes to the next line after finished printing .printf() - it prints formatted text. The easiest to explain is ("%s is learning to code", myNameVar ). printF() uses those kind of place holders, which are replaced with your variables AND it doesn't goes to new line after finished printing.
I hope this helps:
// setting our Object/String as foodCravings = pizza
Object foodCravings = "pizza";
//to call upon that object, we can use %s(for string/object), helpful for when you want to store values & call upon that object frequently
console.printf("I want some %s\n",foodCravings);
// here, we are forced to type out "pizza" as opposed to just calling upon it w/ the printf method
System.out.println("I want some pizza");
// we are using that println method again, but instead of typing pizza, we added our object from earlier. take note of the plus sign directly following the closed parenthesis
System.out.println("I want some " + foodCravings);