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Thread: JAVA HANGMAN GAME

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    Default JAVA HANGMAN GAME

    package worksheet7Quest16;
     
    import java.util.Scanner;
     
    public class Test2 {
    	 Scanner in = new Scanner( System.in);
         int attempts = 0;
    	 Scanner userInput = new Scanner(System.in);
         String secretWord = userInput.next();
         int len = secretWord.length(); //Store the length which will be used to see if puzzle was solved.
         char[] temp = new char[len]; //Store a temp array which will be displayed to the user
         for(int i = 0; i < temp.length; i++) //initialize the array
         {
             temp[i] = '*';
         }
         System.out.print("\n");
         System.out.print("Word to date: ");
         while (attempts <= 10 && attempts > 0)
         {
             System.out.println("\nAttempts left: " + attempts);
             System.out.printf("Enter letter: ");
             String test = userInput.next();
     
             if(test.length() != 1) 
             {
                 System.out.println("Please enter 1 character");
                 continue;
             }
     
             char testChar = test.charAt(0);
     
             //Find matches
             int foundPos = -2;
             int foundCount = 0; //How many matches did we find
             while((foundPos = secretWord.indexOf(testChar, foundPos + 1)) != -1)
             {
                 temp[foundPos] = testChar; //Update the temp array from * to the correct character
                 foundCount++;
                 len--; //Decrease overall counter
             }
     
             if(foundCount == 0)
             {
                 System.out.println("Sorry, didn't find any matches for " + test);
             }
             else
             {
                 System.out.println("Found " + foundCount + " matches for " + test);
             }
     
             //Print 
             for(int i = 0; i < temp.length; i++)
             {
                 System.out.print(temp[i]);
             }
             System.out.println();
     
             if(len == 0)
             {
                 break; //Solved!
             }
     
             attempts--;
         }
     
         if(len == 0)
         {
             System.out.println("\n---------------------------");
             System.out.println("Solved!");
         }
         else
         {
             System.out.println("\n---------------------------");
             System.out.println("Sorry you didn't find the mystery word!");
             System.out.println("It was \"" + secretWord + "\"");
         }
    }
    }


    I am getting an error when initalizing : char[] temp = new char[len];
    Please help


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    Default Re: JAVA HANGMAN GAME

    please paste the error message here

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    Default Re: JAVA HANGMAN GAME

    syntax error on token ";", { expected after this token

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    Default Re: JAVA HANGMAN GAME

    do you have a main method? you cannot do the algorithm outside the method.

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    Default Re: JAVA HANGMAN GAME

    A single program is required. That's all i have.

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    Default Re: JAVA HANGMAN GAME

    Yeah, your Test2 class is a single program.
    but you cannot make any program algorithm outside method.
    you cannot declare a loop, print something outside the method, using methods of different class, etc, etc otherwise you'll get compilation error.
    your create a method or main method then put that code inside the method. that is the only way to get rid of that error

    A single program is required. That's all i have.
    creating a method and putting your code inside that method will not make your Test2 class a multiple program it will still a single program

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    Default Re: JAVA HANGMAN GAME

    Thank you, will re-read the question an retry. My new attempt will be posted tomorrow.

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    Default Re: JAVA HANGMAN GAME

    Quote Originally Posted by Java girl View Post
    A single program is required. That's all i have.
    This is an ambiguous comment. Please be more clear when stating requirements.

    Most would allow (even expect) that a 'single program' would include multiple methods and classes.

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    Default Re: JAVA HANGMAN GAME

    Quote Originally Posted by GregBrannon View Post
    This is an ambiguous comment. Please be more clear when stating requirements.

    Most would allow (even expect) that a 'single program' would include multiple methods and classes.
    ow, I over looked at that. thanks. At first, I assumed that she was trying to say it to do it in a single class.

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    Default Re: JAVA HANGMAN GAME

    Please don't start multiple threads on the same topic.

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