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Thread: Beginner Problem

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    Default Beginner Problem

    Hi. I've just started learning java. Tried compiling and got this error "bad operand types for binary operator || "

    here's my code:



    if ((height = 0) || (width = 0)) {
    System.out.println("Invalid values");
    }
    else {
    System.out.println("Rectangle of width"+ width + "and height" + height + "is created");
    }

    Can't seem to figure out what's wrong.


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    Default Re: Beginner Problem

    bad operand types for binary operator
    (height = 0)
    The above is an assignment (=) statement that returns whatever type height is. For example int
    The || operator requires boolean not int.
    Hint: the == operator returns a boolean.
    Last edited by Norm; August 15th, 2011 at 12:48 PM. Reason: correct spelling

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    Default Re: Beginner Problem

    I see. It works now. Thanks alot!! =)

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