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Java Java Basics Getting Started with Java Strings, Variables, and Formatting

icedcoffee91
icedcoffee91
159 Points

Your name exercise errors

I keep getting a recompiler error when I check my work. How do I fix this without a terminal? Some people use Gradle

Name.java
// I have setup a java.io.Console object for you named console
String firstName = ("Amelia");
console.printf = ("%s can code in Java!");
icedcoffee91
icedcoffee91
159 Points

My original code for the 2nd line was:

console.printf = ("%s can code in Java!", firstName);

but it had 3 (expected) errors, which I fixed to what the current code is shown in my question. My current error is:

JavaTester.java:74: error: cannot find symbol console.printf = ("%s can code in Java!"); ^ symbol: variable printf location: variable console of type MockConsole Note: JavaTester.java uses or overrides a deprecated API. Note: Recompile with -Xlint:deprecation for details. 1 error

1 Answer

Daniel Jong
Daniel Jong
3,904 Points

You don't need an equal sign while calling a function. I suggest rewatch the video on how to use the printf function one more time to get a better understanding on how this works. Other than that, we don't need parentheses while declaring a String.

Therefore, it would look something like this.

String firstName = "random";
console.printf("%s can code in Java!", firstName);

Hope that helps!