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Static Inner Class

Willie Toma
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Why do I get an error in the previous code when it is placed inside a class? "Invalid method declaration; return type required on line 4"

[This message has been edited by Willie Toma (edited December 10, 2001).]
jason adam
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You can't have your System.out.println() statement floating free within a class. Try putting it within a method inside your inner class, and your compilation error should go away.
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