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Compiler flag

Sathya Shanmugam
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Joined: Mar 02, 2007
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I like to know what is a compiler flag in java
marc weber

Joined: Aug 31, 2004
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The javac flags are codes for specifying compilation options. For example, if you type...

javac -verbose

Then the -verbose flag tells the compiler to output messages while compiling (e.g., what classes it's loading).

A basic list of options is displayed by typing javac -help...

For more detail, see javac - Java programming language compiler.

(Note that there are also flags for Java runtime. For example, the -ea flag enables assertions. Type java -help for a basic list.)

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ravindra patil

Joined: Mar 28, 2007
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Hello Friends
I am also planning give SCJP 1.5 by next month,please suggest me ways of preparation.
marc weber

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Welcome to JavaRanch!

You might want to check our SCJP FAQs. Also, to start a new topic, click on "Post New Topic" instead of "Post Reply."
marc weber

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rose / ravindra,

I see you just changed your display name. The JavaRanch Naming Policy requires a first and last name (separated by a space), so could you please change it again to add that space? Thanks!
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