Can anyone tell me the proper spacing rules. In the assignment tutorial, I see: System.out.println( "Spot is now home" ); } ***Notice the space after the println method parentheses and the string In the style guide, I see: System.out.println("Oatmeal is good and good for you"); ***notice the no spacing between the parentheses and the string. Which is correct, or does it even matter? This is my understanding of the spacing rule: 1 - all identifiers are surrounded with whitespace unless it reduced clarity 2 -note the exceptions in the style guide (methods, arrays, pre and post increment, and casting)
posted 13 years ago
I'm whispering so only you will hear this... There would appear to be a couple of inconsistencies regarding the style guide and what is actually expected. Mostly to do with some spacings not addressed in the style guide. A rule that should get you by: If you were to surround all of your String literals with spaces, you would not be in error.