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static modifier doubt

dolly shah
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The above code is given in chapter 2, page no:147. It gives input a a a. But I got runtime exception:Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: main

Can anyone explain?

SCJP-1.5<br />SCWCD-1.4
Deepak Jain
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You would have had both the classes defined in the same java file named in has one public class StaticTest and one default class Static. After compilation two class files will be generated StaticTest.class and Static.class.
And now you would have run the below cmd
java StaticTest
This will result in the exception , because the class StaticTest does not have the main method.

Fix would be do swap the access modifiers of the classes and rename the class to
java Static
will give the desired result. This will now look for the main() in Static.class and will find and execute it.


dolly shah
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Thanks Deepak. I got it.
I agree. Here's the link:
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