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i got this code from a book i am practicing with and when i try to compile it returns the following error

EmployeeTest.java:30: incompactible types
found : java.util.Date
required: Date
hireDay = calendar.getTime();

please how do i debug it

import java.util.*;


public class EmployeeTest
{
    public static void main (String[] args)
    {
        Employee[] staff = new Employee[3];

        staff[0] = new Employee("Carl Cracker", 75000, 1987, 12, 15);
        staff[1] = new Employee("Harry Hacker", 50000, 1989, 10, 1);
        staff[2] = new Employee("Tony Tester", 40000, 1990, 3, 15);

        for(Employee e : staff)
            e.raiseSalary(5);

        for(Employee e : staff)
            System.out.println("name=" +e.getName() + ", salary=" + e.getSalary() + ",hireDay="
                + e.getHireDay());
    }
}

class Employee
{
    public Employee (String n, double s, int year, int month, int day)
    {
        name = n;
        salary = s;
        GregorianCalendar calendar = new GregorianCalendar(year, month, day);
        hireDay = calendar.getTime();
    }

    public String getName()
    {
        return name;
    }

    public double getSalary()
    {
        return salary;
    }

    public Date getHireDay()
    {
        return (Date) hireDay;
    }

    public void raiseSalary(double byPercent)
    {
        double raise = salary * byPercent/100;`Inline Code Example Here`
        salary += raise;
    }

    private String name;
    private double salary;
    private Date hireDay;
}

The code compiles for me (after I fix a comment on line 50)
Do you have another Date class defined on your PC?

EmployeeTest.java:30: incompactible types

What compiler are you using? I've never seen this error before. It's best to copy and paste error messages and not type them in.

Edited 4 Years Ago by NormR1

This needs to go in Employee class as well.

Not if there is only one source file.

Edited 4 Years Ago by NormR1

Just give proper comment at line 50 after semicolon.(like // for comment)
The code will compile successfully and also run perfectly.
It has worked in my computer.
So just try it.

sorry i replied so late, i got error when i tried posting the thread so i had to start a new thread to understand how to insert codes and sorry about the typographical error.

Your code works for me.
There is no problem in the code & it is written in the book then it cannot be wrong.
It only gives problem at line 50 where you written:

Inline Code Example Here

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