I thought this might be a good thread to start. Triggers to look for in code example test questions: Doug said that he looks for triggers in the code examples to immediately draw him toward a syntax error or non compilation issue. Copied from his post in another topic: - wait(), join(), sleep() : Look for try/catch block to catch InterruptedException. - case: x : Look for x as non-final variable... Compiler error. - [top level class] : Look for any other access modifier besides public and [default access]... Compiler error. - [non-anonymous, method-local, inner class] : Look for semi-colon at closing bracket. If not there... Compiler error. - ["final" base class method] : Look for shadowing in child method, access from child method. - [Wrapper Class].[Any Method] : SUPER CLOSE SCRUTINY! could be NFE Error, incorrect return type.
- [non-anonymous, method-local, inner class] : Look for semi-colon at closing bracket. If not there... Compiler error. - ["final" base class method] : Look for shadowing in child method, access from child method.
Change non-anonymous to just anonymous Also, if you declare a base method as final, how can you "shadow" the method in a subclass? Because it's final you get a compile error at any attempt to override it. [ June 19, 2003: Message edited by: Brian Joseph ]
static nested class: look for access to instance fields and instance methods of enclosing class (compiler error) non-static nested class: look for declaration of static field, static method or interface (compiler error)