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Willie Toma
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Joined: May 11, 2001
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Is this correct?
The main method can be something other than void, as long as there is a main method that is void.
Can a main method be anything thing as long as there is a void method?
Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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Yes, you can. If you by that mean if you can overload main

Note! You can have the same parameter in the header. That is your overloaded main can take String args[]. Overloaded method must have diffrent parameterlist
Marilyn de Queiroz
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Joined: Jul 22, 2000
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To start an application, the class you type after java,i.e.
java ClassName
must have a method with the signature
public static void main( String[] args )
or it won't start.
But you may have another method named main with different parameters (overloading main) if you wish. For instance
private static int main( String s )
or
double main( int i )
No problem.


[This message has been edited by Marilyn deQueiroz (edited September 22, 2001).]


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