Is it ok if an instance variable & local variable share the same name in a program? for ex:
[ April 12, 2002: Message edited by: Cindy Glass ]
Joined: May 10, 2001
Syntactically and according to the JLS sure it is ok, but anyone that comes behind you might to maintain the code not like it.
Joined: Jul 13, 2001
Thanks for the answer.Ya,what u say is right.It's difficult to maintain. i just wanted to know if it was syntactically right.
Joined: Sep 29, 2000
The trick is - if you have a local variable shadowing a member variable, and you actually want to to something to the member variable, then you need to refer to it as "this.b" to distinquish it from local variable b.
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