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Basic Java Problem....HELP!!!!

Steve Jensen
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Joined: Sep 23, 2002
Posts: 126
Hi there folks.
I'm using JBuilder 6 Enterprise edition.
I'm trying to compile the following code:-

class InputDemo {
public static void main(String args[]) {
try {
// Input a single character
System.out.println("Type a character:");
char ch = (char);
System.out.println("You entered: " + ch);
// Throw out new line
while (ch != '/n')
ch = (char);
// Input a string
System.out.println("Type a string:");
StringBuffer s = new StringBuffer();
while ((ch = (char) != '/n')
System.out.println("You entered: " + s);
} catch (IOException e) {
System.out.println("Input error detected");

But when i try and compile this, i get the following error messages:-
"": Error #: 106 : unclosed character literal at line 11, column 18"
"": Error #: 106 : unclosed character literal at line 16, column 48

Line 11 is - while (ch != '/n')
Line 16 is -
while ((ch = (char) != '/n')
Does anybody know why i'm getting these erors??

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated

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Ron Newman
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Joined: Jun 06, 2002
Posts: 1056
I think you want '\n' , not '/n' .

Ron Newman - SCJP 1.2 (100%, 7 August 2002)
Steve Jensen
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Joined: Sep 23, 2002
Posts: 126
Works fine now!
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