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input from console

Thomas White
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I have a simple (somewhat embarrasing question).
In java how do you read an integer value from the console? ie) In C scanf("%d", &intvariable).
I'm assuming it has something to do with
Paul Zill

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Thomas White
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Thank very much.
Stan James
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If you were going to do a lot of command window apps, you might want a utility with functions like:

Each function could display the prompt, get something from the user, tell them if they made an error, try again until good, or maybe recognize a special response that means I Give Up, Stop The Program!
I had such routines back in mainframe days that read date and number ranges, required a match on a list of strings, displayed little numbered menus, provided default values, etc. But I haven't done enough command-line Java programs to write them again.
(Ok, that boat thing was very lame )
[ July 23, 2003: Message edited by: Stan James ]

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Thomas White
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Hey Stan,
That's a great idea. Thanks for the advice.
(p.s the boat thing was kinda funny) :roll:
I agree. Here's the link:
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