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unreachable statement

sun par
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gives unreachable statement at 6. is it bcos line 7 is not reached?

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Barry Gaunt
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The syntax for a while statement is: while(boolean_condition) statement;
If, as in your example, boolean_condition is false, then statement is unreachable.
Beacause a block which is { statement; ... } IS a statement the message that line 6 is unreachable is correct.
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Thanks Barry
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Also check out JLS 14.20 Unreachable Statements

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