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lakshmi suji
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Joined: Jun 06, 2005
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in classes syntax at the last can we give a semicolon
if we give then will it show any error or not?
ex:
class Example
{
};
ganesh pol
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Joined: Apr 29, 2005
Posts: 151
why don't u compile it and see by the way i think u are talking about anonymus classes
Philip Heller
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The class definition ends at the closing curly bracket. The compiler thinks the semicolon marks the end of an empty statement. So you could even have:

which is a class definition followed by 10 empty statements.

The class is not necessarily inner.


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Stan James
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Empty statements are almost always perfectly harmless.

I heard of a shop where programmers were rated by lines of code per month. The program that counted lines was not very smart, and people started decorating comment blocks like:


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It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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