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why doesn't this code work in eclipse (or why doesn't it work in MY eclipse)?

I can't get the console.readLine or console.printf to work in my eclipse. I did the import of java.io.Console but it still doesn't work.

1 Answer

Ken Alger
Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher


Both Eclipse and IntelliJ have, um, issues(?) with utilizing the console commands as they do not seem to natively run a console. There are work arounds for that, for which I would suggest looking at stackoverflow.com or doing a Google search for your particular version of Eclipse and console command replacement.

The other option would be to utilize the Workspace feature here on Treehouse. You should be able to write your code there and test it using the console without issue. You could also compile and run your code outside of Eclipse.

At least that has been my experience with using console features and those two IDEs. Perhaps my development environment is just very wacky.