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Small problem with arrays in Hangman java game

Klaas Vredevort
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Joined: Dec 27, 2005
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Hi everyone...

I have coded this Hangman prog as a school project, however I am experiencing a small problem. The program prints a number of *s for every random word that is chosen. For instance, the word "oasis" would be *****. Yet, when printing the *s, it gives the last letter of the word a "null" value, in other words the array's last space is empty. For instance once again: oasis is now ****null...

And for some reason, if you type in the correct letter for the first letter of the word (in oasis "o"), it simply doesn't print it.

The problem would be in the test() void.

I am printing the code here. The text files (if you want to compile the program), can be found at http://www.geocities.com/kitaarmykruis/content.txt

Will anybody be willing to take a look?

I am also placing the driver program for anyone who wants to compile.




Michael Dunn
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Joined: Jun 09, 2003
Posts: 4632
> Yet, when printing the *s, it gives the last letter of the word a "null"
> value, in other words the array's last space is empty. For instance once
> again: oasis is now ****null...

create a demo program and strip everything unrelated to the problem

it may look like this



there is one notable difference in how you are filling the array,
and what you are printing from the array
Bert Bates
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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Hi Klaas,

Well, we're all volunteers here so there's never a guarantee that a question will be answered in a specific amount of time. That said, I took a quick glance at your code and decided that I didn't want to wade through all of it looking a problem that's probably pretty isolated. I'd recommend that you send us a smaller bit of code that isolates the problem you're having, and you'll probably get a faster response. Also, you might find that when you isolate the bit of code that's causing you grief, you might just find the problem yourself!

hth,

Bert


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