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rachel biji
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What is wrong with this code:


(i%2==0)?System.out.println("Even"):System.out.println("Odd");
The complilation error being "Not a statement"

I also tried
(i%2==0?(System.out.println("Even");)System.out.println("odd");));
though it didnt look right..

Can you please give me an explanation?
Ulf Dittmer
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The "a ? b : c" construct is an expression, not a statement, and can't be used where a statement is expected. Try


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Note: more details in this thread.

But we don't like two threads about the same question, I feel obliged to close one. I shall close this thread; please everybody continue any discussion on the other thread quoted above.
 
 
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