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bob michelle
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Matthew Brown
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Hi Bob. Welcome to the Ranch! You need to actually ask a question if you want us to help you effectively, though. What specifically do you need help with?
fred rosenberger
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at the very least, it looks like your inputAnimals method isn't closed...I think someone got a little trigger happy when commenting out stuff. The brace on line 35 needs to be uncommented (I think).


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Campbell Ritchie
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I think you are dealing with too much code all at once. You should write, maybe, five lines only before compiling and running whatever code you have. That way you find errors much more quickly.
You should also, I think, write write some of your } backwards. As you will see from the link, “backwards” means you write lines in a different order from what you usually do.
fred rosenberger
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:You should write, maybe, five lines only before compiling and running whatever code you have.

FIVE? IMHO, that is still way too many. I never go more than 2-3.
Campbell Ritchie
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That’s six lines, and still does nothing much.

You have four lines each containing only { or }, so you ain’t going to get very far with three lines

But Fred and I agree that you must write little bits of code and make sure they work before going on to the next bit.
fred rosenberger
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hmmm....maybe I don't really count "lines" of code. i would consider this to be one:

since technically, it can be written on one line:

and yes, so could your original six lines:

but that's just silly.

I guess I don't count braces as 'lines of code' since they can be written in so many different ways.
Campbell Ritchie
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I think your line arithmetic and mine will result in our both writing the same amount of code at a time
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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