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Compiler says Missing return statement???

Mike Kelly
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Joined: Jul 18, 2001
Posts: 78
Hi, I tried to write code to test some of the Math methods(), but when I tried to compile, I get a "missing return statement double myMethod" from compiler. Please anyone help

class Testi {
double a = 90.7;
double b = myMethod();
public static void main(String arg[]) {
Testi t = new Testi();
t.myMethod();
}
double myMethod(){
Math.ceil(a);
System.out.println(b);
}
}
Rob Ross
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Joined: Jan 07, 2002
Posts: 2205


You declare that this method returns a double, don't you? It says "double myMethod()". That tells the compiler, as well as anyone using this class, to expect a double value to be returned when the method ends.
But you're not returning *anything*, let alone a double value.


Rob
SCJP 1.4
Mike Kelly
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Joined: Jul 18, 2001
Posts: 78
Thanks for your response Rob, would you mind elaborating?
Rob Ross
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Joined: Jan 07, 2002
Posts: 2205
hmm, if you're asking how a method returns a value then this really belongs in the beginner section.
Anyway, are you familiar with the return statement? It causes control to exit the current method and return to the caller of that method. If you include a value after the return, that value is returned to the caller.
for example...
int anInt = getInt(); //line 1
public int getInt()
{
return 4;
}
After line 1 completes, the variable anInt will contain the int value 4, because that is the value returned from the method call.
Mike Kelly
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Joined: Jul 18, 2001
Posts: 78
Thanks, you're too kind.
 
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