In main() there shouldn't be any difference. It only matters if you are making multiple declarations of arrays. For example: String  arr1, arr2; I just declared two String array references. However, if I use String arr1 , arr2; I declare one String array reference arr1, and one String reference arr2. To be able to declare 2 String array references, I can alternatively use String arr1 , arr2 ; [ August 01, 2002: Message edited by: Anthony Villanueva ]
What is the difference? There isn't one as far as the compiler is concerned. Java allows some flexibility in the style used to declare arrays (anywhere). String args String args String args String args  These are all equivalent and allowed in Java. I prefer the String args style for all of my array declarations. I feel that it's more consistent with the normal identifier declaration style: [ type ] [ identifier ] - Some type referred to by some identifier. String args - A String array referred to by the identifier args.