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Compilation Err - Collection Interface Program

Pete Low

Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 10
wonder if you could help to solve a syntax err?
the code is exactly downloaded from sun tutorial website.


import java.util.*;

class Deal {
public static void main(String[] args) {
int numHands = Integer.parseInt(args[0]);
int cardsPerHand = Integer.parseInt(args[1]);

// Make a normal 52-card deck
String[] suit = new String[]
{"spades", "hearts", "diamonds", "clubs"};
String[] rank = new String[]
List<String> deck = new ArrayList <String> ( );
for (int i = 0; i <suit.length; i++)
for (int j = 0; j <rank.length; j++)
deck.add(rank[j] + " of " + suit[i]);


for (int i=0; i<numHands; i++)
System.out.println(dealHand(deck, cardsPerHand));

D:\JCL-Extraction\JCL-Interfaces\MOM - Interface\08A-ZLB366OM\ '(' or '[' expected
List<String> deck = new ArrayList <String> ( );
1 error
madhup narain
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Joined: Dec 14, 2004
Posts: 148
Seems there has been some Typo in the example.
For on i could guess that the line

List<String> deck = new ArrayList <String> ( );

should be

ArrayList deck = new ArrayList();
or simply
List deck = new ArrayList();

one more thing.... the Function
dealHand(deck, cardsPerHand)
is not available !!

compile you program with the above changes if it has the missing function and then see the result

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Rick Beaver
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Joined: Dec 14, 2004
Posts: 464
You need Java 5.0 to compile programs with Generics in - which version are you using?

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