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Thread: Beginner problem with "if"

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    Question Beginner problem with "if"

    Greetings,
    I'm absolute beginner and I'm training a primitive program that ask you for a cookie and if you write "cookie" it shall thank you and if you write anything else, it'll be sad.
    But whatever I write, it still says me it's not a cookie..
    I'm a bit lost, cannot find anything on internet.. I'll be very glad for respond

    Code:
    import java.util.Scanner;
     
    class cookie {
    	public static void main(String[] args){
    		Scanner input = new Scanner(System.in);
     
    		System.out.println("Insert cookie: ");
    		String temp = input.nextLine();
    		 if(temp == "cookie"){
    			 System.out.println("Thanks, nomnomnom");
    		 }else{
    			 System.out.println("Not a cookie. :(");
    		 }
    	}
    }
    Last edited by HakitoCZ; May 8th, 2013 at 10:41 AM. Reason: solved
    Non-native-english speaker, absolute beginner, on Xubuntu 13.04 w/ Eclipse.


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    Default Re: Beginner problem with "if"

    You need to use the equals() method to compare the contents of two Strings, not the == operator.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    Default Re: Beginner problem with "if"

    Yes, that's it! Thanks alot!
    Non-native-english speaker, absolute beginner, on Xubuntu 13.04 w/ Eclipse.

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