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Arun Pai
Ranch Hand

Joined: Mar 11, 2002
Posts: 143
public class TestClass
public static void main(String[] args)
String: for(int i = 0; i< 10; i++)
for (int j = 0; j< 10; j++)
if ( i+ j > 10 ) break String;
System.out.println( "hello");
I have 2 questions for this code from JQ+?
1. Why should this code compile if a keyword String is used a label identifier in break.
2. Why the output should print hello twice.

Jon Huhtala

Joined: Apr 10, 2002
Posts: 17
String is a class name and not a keyword. It is OK, but poor coding technique, to use it as a label.
Note that the inner loop does no printing. In fact it prevents the outer loop from printing when i+j is greater than 10 because it breaks to the next iteration of the outer loop. Printing only happens when i is 0 or 1 because j takes on values as high as 9 and forces the break.

- Jon Huhtala, SCPJ2<p> "Nothing worthwhile is ever easy..."
Arun Pai
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Joined: Mar 11, 2002
Posts: 143
Thanks, Jon
oops... used String as keyword.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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