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Thread: Piglatin Converter

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    Default Piglatin Converter

    Hello all,
    I am in an intro to Java class right now and I have an assignment due later today that converts a body of text to piglatin.

    We are given a driver class which cannot be changed.

    import java.util.*;
    public class PigDriver{
      public static void main(String[] args){
       Scanner scan = new Scanner(System.in);
       String t = " ";
       Piglatin p =new Piglatin();
       while(t.length() > 0){
         t = scan.nextLine();
         t = t.toLowerCase();
         p.pigConvert(t);
       }
       p.pigReport();
      }
    }

    and I have the following code written:

    import java.util.StringTokenizer;
    import java.lang.String;
     
    public class Piglatin{
     
      StringBuffer cookies;
     
     
      public Piglatin(){
      }
     
            public StringBuffer pigConvert(String m)
            {
                    StringBuffer result = new StringBuffer();
                    String delimiters = " ,.:;()[]{}\"'!@#$%^&*";
                    StringTokenizer lexer;
                    String token;
     
                    lexer = new StringTokenizer(m, delimiters, true);
     
                    while (lexer.hasMoreTokens())
                    {
                            token = lexer.nextToken();
                            if (delimiters.indexOf(token) > -1)
                                    result.append(token);
                            else
                                    result.append(transformToken(token));
                    }
     
     
     
                    cookies = result;
                    return cookies;
     
            }
     
     
            public static String transformToken(String original)
            {
                    StringBuffer result = new StringBuffer();
                    String vowels = "aeiou";
     
                    String vowelRule = "way";
                    String consonantRule = "ay";
     
                    if (vowels.indexOf(original.substring(0, 1).toLowerCase()) > -1)
                    {
                            result.append(original);
                            result.append(vowelRule);
                    }
                    else
                    {
                            result.append(original.substring(1));
                            result.append(original.substring(0, 1));
                            result.append(consonantRule);
                    }
     
                    return result.toString();
            }
     
            public void pigReport(){
              System.out.println("something");
            }
     
     
      }

    The problem is that I can't print the converted text to the console. Normally I would just try to write a print statement into the method that's converting it, but I must follow the driver class. I wanted to make a stringbuffer (in this case cookies) that would exist outside of the pigConvert method, but when I try to print this it prints nothing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks so much!


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    Default Re: Piglatin Converter

    Hello jross21,

    Do you still need help with this? Sorry for the late reply!!
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