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Thread: Newbie Programming problem

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    Default Newbie Programming problem

    Hi, I'm trying to write a program that takes in user input and only terminates when a certain word is entered.
    I so far have this


    import java.io.BufferedReader;
    import java.io.InputStreamReader;
    import java.io.IOException;
     
    public class Example
    {
     
        private void getInput(String line)
        {
     
           BufferedReader reader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(System.in));
           System.out.print("Enter String: ");
     
               try
                    {
                            line = reader.readLine();
                     }
                       catch(IOException e)
                       {
                            System.out.println ( "Error" ) ; 
                        } 
     
     
      while(true)
      { if ("terminate".equals(line))
               {
                  break;
              }
     
         else
            {
                System.out.println(line);
               line = reader.readLine();
            }
        }
     
    }  
     
     
    private static void main(String[] args)
    {
      new Example().getInput(String line);
    }
    }

    When I compile this it tells me that it expects ')' in the last method. Anyone know how I can fix this?


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    Default Re: Newbie Programming problem

    You don't need to put the full method signature in order to call a function, just the parameters. Also, since line is going to be used locally in your getInput() method, I would just declare the method to take no arguments and call it. You will also run into run-time errors because you declared the main method private, but it should be public. You will have a similar problem (though, this one will register as a compile error) becuase getInput() should also be declared public.

    public void getInput()
    {
       // your getInput code
    }
     
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
         new Example().getInput();
    }

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