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were getting closer and closer to getting this sorted i think...
it compiles now without a problem, but has a very weird output that I've never seen before...
your being so helpful, thanks
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I hope you are happy with those duke stars, because you earned them by spoon feeding a complete moron.
Not only did he have trouble copying the solution from that web site, but he was stuck because it didn't come with an obvious main method, so you helpfully spoon fed him that, too. Then this mouth breather didn't even know how to run his program and you did that for him as well. If there is a god in heaven, I hope this guy graduates and ends up in a cubicle next to you.
To start, I didn't ask for any dukes, I was just answering his direct question on reply 17 (I don't think it worths another post).
Second, I searched a code on the internet just to lead him to a solution, since he told his problem was about Java not Merge Sort. Then he stated that the code was not working, but it was and I showed to him. I don't blame java-tips for not providing a main method, it's was just the merge sort algorithm in a method not a full application for dummies!
But I agree with you in part, since he was not even able to use the code on java-tips, he has to study a lot more Java and programming, and giving him a full code won't help in his graduation. But its for him to decide if he's going to learn or not, and a full correct code is also a good way to start learning, exceptions trace and hours figuring out what is +"public static void main(String args)"+ doesn't really help a newbie.
When you think its time, you should distribute the dukes to all helpful answers as some of BigDaddyLoveHandles, not to just one.