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Hi Willie, The statement is totally incorrect! Main method is only needed if you want to run the class. The compiler could care less if it exists or not. If it doesn't exist the JVM will throw an exception saying it can't find it. Regards, Manfred.
If you changed the words "main method" to "constructor" that statement would be correct. If your class has no constructor the compiler will put a no-parameters constructor there. Of course it will be sort of a trivial constructor - but it will be there. PS: MOST classes do not have main methods. Classes that do have main methods are often refered to as drivers because they are the starting point of an application. Applets run with no main at all - the browser kicks things off instead. [This message has been edited by Cindy Glass (edited December 07, 2001).]
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