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variable declaration and removal

Gajan Raj

Joined: Sep 19, 2003
Posts: 12
I have a jsp page and id something like this
String str;
use str
html code
String str;
use str
I understand that I can't declare the variable str twice. However is there a way of destoying str after the first use so that it can be declared again...
Jeffrey Hunter
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Joined: Apr 16, 2004
Posts: 305
Destroying objects is best left to the JVM. If all you want to do is assign a new value to str, just assign a new value to str (how's that for a recursive answer!):

Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
Posts: 33102

Alternatively, you can put part of the code in its own scope. This is useful if you are including a jsp within another and do not have control over the names.

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