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Thread: What's wrong with my code?? (Total beginner)

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    Hey, I have only been doing java for 2 days now and I am stuck with 6 errors in my code I started with 36 and have managed to solve 30 myself. Please don't be to harsh on me =)

    anyway here are the errors:

    == ERRORS FOUND ==

    warning: [options] bootstrap class path not set in conjunction with -source 1.6
    src\minecraft\net\minecraft\src\EntitySheep.java:1 53: error: illegal start of ex
    pression
    public static int getRandomFleeceColor(Random, random);
    ^

    src\minecraft\net\minecraft\src\EntitySheep.java:1 53: error: illegal start of ex
    pression
    public static int getRandomFleeceColor(Random, random);
    ^

    src\minecraft\net\minecraft\src\EntitySheep.java:1 53: error: ';' expected
    public static int getRandomFleeceColor(Random, random);
    ^

    src\minecraft\net\minecraft\src\EntitySheep.java:1 78: error: illegal start of ex
    pression
    protected EntityAnimal spawnBabyAnimal(EntityAnimal entityanimal);
    ^

    src\minecraft\net\minecraft\src\EntitySheep.java:1 78: error: ';' expected
    protected EntityAnimal spawnBabyAnimal(EntityAnimal entityanimal);
    ^

    src\minecraft\net\minecraft\src\EntitySheep.java:1 78: error: ';' expected
    protected EntityAnimal spawnBabyAnimal(EntityAnimal entityanimal);
    ^

    6 errors

    AND HERE IS MY CODE:
    Last edited by TheProf; January 6th, 2012 at 01:41 PM.


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    Default Re: What's wrong with my code?? (Total beginner)

    Please Edit your post and wrap your code with[code=java]<YOUR CODE HERE>[/code] to get highlighting

    Check that your {}s are properly paired. Especially look around the line where the error message points.

    Because of your unformatted code, it is very hard to see the pairings of the {}s.
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    formatted the code thanks for telling me how =)

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    Default Re: What's wrong with my code?? (Total beginner)

    Did you check the placing of the {}s?

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    Default Re: What's wrong with my code?? (Total beginner)

    yes, they seem to be correct although as I said above I am a complete newbie when it comes to java and programming in general

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    Default Re: What's wrong with my code?? (Total beginner)

    The compiler says there is a problem. Look just before line 153 where the error message is.

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    Default Re: What's wrong with my code?? (Total beginner)

    That's the code before line 153 i can't see a problem. can you?
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    Default Re: What's wrong with my code?? (Total beginner)

    If that's ok keep looking.

    One technique is to comment out large sections of the code.
    Put a /* just after the ending } of a method before line 153
    and put a */ farther on in the code just before a method definition.
    If the error message goes away then the error is between the /* and the */
    If you get the same error, move the /* towards the top one method and move the */ down to the next method and try again.

    You might get other errors about symbols not being defined, which you can ignore, but you need to find where the mismatched {}s are. When you have bracket them, then get your magnifying glass and look closely at the code between the /* and the */

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    Default Re: What's wrong with my code?? (Total beginner)

    Hi, The Prof.

    I see you are trying to reverse engineer Minecraft. There are four things I think you should be aware of. Firstly, Minecraft is still copywrite. Notch has promised he will release it as open source once he has earned enough money but for the moment what you are doing (sharing decompiled source) is technically illegal. Secondly, the source is Obscurified; that means Notch is deliberately making your life harder. Thirdly, I have studied the source extensively and I can guarantee you that this is a very poor exercise for a new programmer. Notch is a brilliant programmer; one of the best. He utilizes some design patterns and optimization techniques that make professional programmers cry at their own inadequacy. Finally, some clever bugger came up with the Minecraft Coders Pack (MCP). If you need assistance in compiling the coders pack (I assume you want to write your own MOD) I suggest you follow the instructions on the page EXACTLY and then direct your questions/problems to the IRC channel or the Minecraft forums.


    Have fun!

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    Default Re: What's wrong with my code?? (Total beginner)

    Oh, I just noticed an extra opening braket '{' on line 52 before public static int getRandomFleeceColor(Random, random); which is the cause of at least one of those error messages (possibly all of them).

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    Default Re: What's wrong with my code?? (Total beginner)

    Thanks for your contribution but it did't help so I just deleted the code and rewrote the whole thing now it works =D also I am going to remove the code from this as you have informed of it being illegal to post so thanks anyway.

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