The infamous palindrome problem, or i heard so.
Hello everybody :) I am a beginner java writer and I have come across a small problem.
Before I talk about it, let me explain what the actual assignment is.
The file /users/abrick/resources/american-english-insane is a very long list of words, one per line. Open the file and identify the three palindromes more than seven letters long (for the record, they are the names of a Dravidian language, a trademarked farm implement, and a mixture of herbs).
So to break it down in steps,
1. Open the file
2. Test the file for palindromes
3. Display the palindromes.
/*Programs purpose: Tests files for palindromes that are more than 7 letters long. */
//Step 1: Open file
//Step 2: Identify whether or not if the word is a palindrome
//Step 3: Display palindrome
import java.util.Scanner; // Needed for the Scanner Class
import java.io.*; // Needed for File and IOException
public class assignment8
public static void main(String args) throws IOException
// Created a Scanner object for keyboard input.
Scanner input = new Scanner(System.in);
// Prompts user for file name
System.out.print("Enter the name of the file to test: ");
String dictionary = input.nextLine();
// Opens the file
File file = new File(dictionary);
Scanner inputFile = new Scanner(file);
// If there are palindromes, they will be displayed
System.out.println(dictionary+ "is a palindrome");
// Checks for palindromes
public static boolean palindromeCheck(file dictionary)
int low = 0;
int high = dictionary.length() -1;
while (low < high)
if (dictionary.charAt(low) != dictionary.charAt(high))
So what's the problem with my code?
1. It compiles
2. It runs fine
3. But it doesn't print out the palindromes!
Anybody have any ideas on whats wrong with my code? I need to display the palindromes :\
Re: The infamous palindrome problem, or i heard so.
bump, nevermind.... it won't work with file types, only with strings