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compiler error "cannot find symbol"

 
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I have import java.util.*;

but get a compiler error of "cannot find symbol" at ...

return string2.compareTo(string1);

with a marker under the dot.

Please help. OOP-3 is kicking my butt.
 
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Did you double check your syntax prior to this line?
Actually, are you returning a String or an int or something else with this method?
I looked at compareTo() in the String class, and didn't find a method with this signature. The other place I checked didn't have a method with this signature, either.
[ July 27, 2008: Message edited by: Carol Murphy ]
 
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I am returning int.

Isn't

intcompareTo(String anotherString)
Compares two strings lexicographically.


from the String Java doc the correct signature?
 
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OK - got it. For some bizarro reason up in the method argument list, I had typed string1 and string2 as Objects, rather than String. Once I correctly typed each as String, it works fine.

Thanks!
 
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