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Thread: Operator || cannot be applied to java.lang.String, boolean

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    Default Operator || cannot be applied to java.lang.String, boolean

    Copied out of my Lewis and Loftus book.

    code section:

       private static boolean beginsWithBlend(String word) {
     
            return (word.startsWith("bl" || word.startsWith("sc")
                    || word.startsWith("br") || word.startsWith("sh")
                    || word.startsWith("ch") || word.startsWith("sh")
                    || word.startsWith("cl") || word.startsWith("sk")
                    || word.startsWith("cr") || word.startsWith("sl")
                    || word.startsWith("dr") || word.startsWith("sn")
                    || word.startsWith("dw") || word.startsWith("sm")
                    || word.startsWith("fl") || word.startsWith("sp")
                    || word.startsWith("fr") || word.startsWith("sq")
                    || word.startsWith("gl") || word.startsWith("st")
                    || word.startsWith("gr") || word.startsWith("sw")
                    || word.startsWith("kl") || word.startsWith("th")
                    || word.startsWith("ph") || word.startsWith("tr")
                    || word.startsWith("pl") || word.startsWith("wh")
                    || word.startsWith("pr") || word.startsWith("wr"));
        }

    the whole return statement is red underlined and when i highlight over the red 'i' which indicates the error it is:

    cannot find symbol symbol: method starts with(boolean)
    Operator || cannot be applied to java.lang.String, boolean


    As i said its straight out of my textbook, yet netbeans is saying the || operator cannot be applied in a boolean?
    Last edited by djl1990; October 25th, 2011 at 06:10 PM.


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    Default Re: Operator || cannot be applied to java.lang.String, boolean

    Quote Originally Posted by djl1990 View Post

    [CODE]
    return (word.startsWith("bl" || word.startsWith("sc")
    || word.startsWith("br") || word.startsWith("sh")
    || word.startsWith("ch") || word.startsWith("sh")
    Look at this portion of your code.. I'll let you notice your mistake.
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    Default Re: Operator || cannot be applied to java.lang.String, boolean

    ive spotted it thanks

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