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Doubt in K&B SCJP 5: topic enum declaration

Chris Goad
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Joined: Jul 26, 2006
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Pages 76 and 79. The answer to question 8 indicates that it compiles and gives output without any error, but Line 5 does not have a semicolon.

On page 65, the code example indicates that 'the semicolon is REQUIRED when you have a body'

Which is correct? These seem to contradict.

Thanks,
Chris
Chris Goad
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Joined: Jul 26, 2006
Posts: 16
How's this :-) Sorry, I had not read that little snippet.

Chris
Chris Goad
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With the exception of correcting my sign in name, has anyone had a chance to look at this one? As noted before, these seems contradictory.

Thanks for any help.

Chris
Henry Wong
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It may help if you provided an excerpt. As written, you are limited to only people who has a copy of the book.

Henry
[ August 15, 2006: Message edited by: Henry Wong ]

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Bert Bates
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Hey Chris,

In general on JavaRanch, it's acceptable to post code snippets from a book or a mock exam for the purposes of discussion. What the authors of the material like to see is an acknowledgment of the source of the code snippet. So you might say: "This is from Whiz-labs...."

hth,

Bert

p.s. BTW, I'm not being obtuse here (wow - I've used "obtuse" twice in the same morning ), Kathy and I have a personal policy that we like ranchers to hash out technical questions before we do; it gives everyone additional "learning opportunities"


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Mandeep kaur
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Joined: Aug 13, 2006
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hello
i think you have some confusion,i have checked from book.when author says that code block must end with semicolon he is talking about code block that defines body of constant,not body of enum.and in question no 8,line 5 ,there should be no semicolon as body of enum is ending there
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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