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Offline johnnyJava

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« Posted 2014-04-18 23:36:52 »

If I want to make a game board like tic tac toe, should I use string + concatenations, stringbuilder, console.print?  Something else?

Please don't write it for me.  I wand to do it Smiley.  But what would you use to build a board from regular ascii characters?
Offline Jacob Pickens
« Reply #1 - Posted 2014-04-18 23:41:04 »

hmmm... I would just use
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System.out.println(); 

Wait or maybe...

Make a class and name it tile. Then have a class that holds all the tiles in an array list. Then in that class you could have a draw method. And in each tile there would be a draw method.

In that draw method would be something like this:

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System.out.printf("|%s|", value);

S being the value of the tile. (X or O)

Hope this helped! Tongue
Offline BurntPizza
« Reply #2 - Posted 2014-04-19 00:03:37 »

Just use string concatenation and System.out.println()'s, the string your'e printing is so short it won't matter.
As for characters and layout, maybe something like this: (ignore the automatic red highlighting)

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X | O | X
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O | X | O
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O | X | O


Also, Jacob, there's no need for multiple classes and all the OOP BS for a simple tic-tack-toe game that can probably be written in < 50 lines.
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« Reply #3 - Posted 2014-04-19 00:12:26 »

Ok, but OOP != BS.

Offline BurntPizza
« Reply #4 - Posted 2014-04-19 00:20:24 »

Ok, but OOP != BS.

Sorry if that's how I came across, I didn't mean OOP is BS (should practice better phrasing), but in this context I'd say many of it's principles are highly unnecessary.
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