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Reg ; after a method

Angela Narain
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Joined: Apr 14, 2001
Posts: 327
Both the below codes compile fine
What is the use of ; in the below code ?
abstract class test

void method(){};

abstract class test

void method(){}
Rashmi Tambe
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Joined: Aug 07, 2001
Posts: 418
I am not very sure, but that could be an empty statement . Even if u put a ;anywhere in the code, it copiles. So putting a ; in front of a method signifies nothing but just an emply stmt...
Correct me if i am wrong.
Asma Zafar
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Joined: May 11, 2001
Posts: 49
yeah ; just means an empty statement. Its not a CE.

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Desai Sandeep
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Joined: Apr 02, 2001
Posts: 1157
Semicolon ( after the curly brace (}) is not required.Even if you put it the compiler will not report an error.It is used to mark an end of a declaration or a statement.
-- Sandeep
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[This message has been edited by Desai Sandeep (edited September 01, 2001).]
Terence Doyle
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Joined: May 30, 2001
Posts: 328
If method() were an abstract method the ; would be necesary but without the curly braces.
abstract void method();


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