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error (?) in Java2Certification Study guide

Anna Dow

Joined: Jun 04, 2002
Posts: 18
Hi, all,
just discovered an error in the famous 'Java 2 Certification Study Guide' (Roberts, heller, Ernest). They say that application's main method may be

The fact is that it cannot (I run test and got an error from vm launcher). So I wonder : can we believe this book in general?
geetha nagarajan
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Joined: Jul 13, 2001
Posts: 94
Are u referring to Q3 at the end of chapter 1.If so,pl.check : the answers r given as B,D only.The option ur referring to is E.
I have RHE too.It doesn't give
public static int main(String [] arg) ,as a valid declaration.The return type for main() has to be void.
Corey McGlone
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Joined: Dec 20, 2001
Posts: 3271
According to the above reply, it doesn't look like this is really an error. However, I believe that book is pretty sound, factually, so I think you'd be pretty well off believing what it says.

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Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9059
Check the errata page. This is listed.
"Page 716
3. Which of the following signatures are valid for the main() method entry point of an application? Answer: B and D"

This book can definitely be trusted. It was co-written by one of the authors of the exam.

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Thomas Paul
mister krabs
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Joined: May 05, 2000
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My copy of the book also says B,D,and E are the correct answers. That's why you need to check the errata pages.

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