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Sundar Murthi
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Joined: Mar 05, 2004
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I am confused with the output of the following method output
any one explain to me

What will happen when you invoke the following method?

Options :

a . The loop never ends ( infinite loop ) .
b . Prints " Welcome to Java " to the console
c . Compilation error at line 5. ++ operator should not be used for byte type variables.
d . Prints nothing but terminates after some time

Ans given as b

what happens when b reaches maximum value?

thanks in advance.
Barry Gaunt
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K Patel

Joined: Mar 29, 2004
Posts: 7
The print statements not in the while loop. And I byte will reset from 127 to -128 because the the byte will have a leading 1 now.
Sundar Murthi
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Thanks Gaunt and Patel
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