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initialization error

Harvinder Singh
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Joined: Feb 14, 2003
Posts: 90
//even when the y is declared outside compiler says that value of y is unassigned.Is this error is because y is a local variable of main() method
or is there any other reason.thanks.

public class Compare2{
public static void main(String args[]) {
int x = 10, y;
System.out.println("y is " + y);

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Munish Gulati
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Joined: Aug 06, 2003
Posts: 37
Yes you are right, local variables are to be initialized explicitly.

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It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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