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Kedar Dravid
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Joined: May 28, 2004
Posts: 333
Why doesn't the following compile?
public class AQuestion
public static void main(String args[])
//char a = '\u000A';
Mike Gershman
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Joined: Mar 13, 2004
Posts: 1272
The Java compiler can't tell the difference between the '\u000A' in your program and an actual end of line in your code. It sees your source program as:

Instead, use '\n'
[ November 30, 2004: Message edited by: Mike Gershman ]

Mike Gershman
SCJP 1.4, SCWCD in process
Barry Gaunt
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Joined: Aug 03, 2002
Posts: 7729
What Mike meant to type was:

Ask a Meaningful Question and HowToAskQuestionsOnJavaRanch
Getting someone to think and try something out is much more useful than just telling them the answer.
William Brogden
Author and all-around good cowpoke

Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 12806
The reason for this is that Unicode characters get translated on the fly as the source code file is being read and before the compiler sees them.
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
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