I'm almost finishing coding and checking what I wrote in the mean time. I have a simple question about declaring a reference. Sun says we should create object in the smallest scope needed for the object, that's ok but what about reference? Which one is more appropriate? Pay attention to "String  myArray" declaration please.
Joined: Feb 04, 2004
It is the location of the the reference declaration that determines the scope of an object not where you create the object. In your example the second option is better as the variable is declared and only in the block of code that it is used in. This makes the code easier to understand.
Joined: Sep 18, 2003
The specs from sun
create object in the smallest scope needed for the object, that's ok but what about reference
is a line to follow not a must. You must decide where it fits and where in does not. IMHO If the myArray is used in other palaces also then 1 otherwise 2.