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Array Initialization

sentil kumar
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Joined: Oct 23, 2006
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int [] a1;
a1= {2,2,2};
why the above is not compiled. but the below code works fine.
a1= new int[]{2,2,2};
Sanjeev Singh
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Joined: Nov 01, 2006
Posts: 381
Rather than asking why?Just burn that for the array creation by using syntax

The array declaration ,creation(on the fly... there is no new operator) and initialization can not be separated out.You can not image an object like {2,2,2} which is to be refered by a1 and for

The array declaration may be separated out from the creation and initilization but the creation and initialization can not be separated out.

~Sanjeev Singh<br />SCJP 1.5
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