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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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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
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 13037
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.
I agree. Here's the link:
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