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khella smith
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Joined: May 06, 2002
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hi again,
wat does it mean when u have
final int i = 10;
byte k = i;
u compile this and u get no error
but when u take out the final modifier u get an error. does it have something to do with the final being regarded as a constant or what
some explanations would be highly regarded
thanxs
Cindy Glass
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Yes, when the variable is final it is treated as a constant that the jvm knows will fit into a byte. As soon as you remove the final attribute, then the variable is at risk of being something that will NOT fit into a byte, and you get an error.


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khella smith
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thanxs cidy
now i can answer a question with more confidence
 
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