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Hide Local Variables

Ramneek Handa
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Joined: Nov 10, 2000
Posts: 44
Hi there,
Have you heard about the "Hide Local Variables" in java.
This is somebody asked my in an interview.
Can you tell my anything about this.
Thanks for any help
Sean MacLean
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Joined: Nov 07, 2000
Posts: 621
Well, if you declare them inside of a method then you've basically 'hidden' them from class scope. You can also do the following

Hope this helps.
Ramneek Handa
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Joined: Nov 10, 2000
Posts: 44
Thanks Sean!
Is this the concept called Hiding local variables.
Ilja Preuss

Joined: Jul 11, 2001
Posts: 14112
No, it isn't.
Hiding local variables is not allowed in java. If it would, you could write something like:

That is, the inner variable i "hides" the outer variable of the same name.
In Java, the above code gives a compile time error. On the other hand, local variable *can* hide member variables, as you probably know.

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