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howto test "assert" in eclipse ?

Alvin chew
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Joined: Jan 08, 2004
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hi, good day , do anyone know how to test the assert function on eclipse IDE ?

let say i hv following code to test how assert to work

when i run the IDE , give me the error like "assert should not use for identifier" and also "the method assert(boolean) is undefined" ...anyone can guide how i test it ? thank you
Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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You have to set the project up for J2SDK 1.4 or greater. The default is 1.3, which predates the addition of assertions.

If you select the project properties dialog, click on the "Java Compiler" topic and then select the "Compiler compliance" tab, you'll see options. You need to pick 1.4 or greater for both source and class file compatibility.

Note that this doesn't affect Ant Scripts, where you have to add the 'source="1.4"' option on the javac task or the interactive Java compiler in Eclipse will handle asserts properly (assuming you did the above) but batch compiles using your Ant file (if present) won't.

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Alvin chew
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thank you , tim
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