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Code Convention issue

Raghda Ismail

Joined: Feb 22, 2009
Posts: 23
Hi every body,

I was reading code conventions from java.sun and i read these two lines and i really cannot understand them

Numerical constants (literals) should not be coded directly, except for -1, 0, and 1, which can
appear in a for loop as counter values.

i need to follow java standards in my current application and its important to me to understand it.

any help is appreciated.

Thanks in advance

dharmendra gahlot
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Joined: Apr 22, 2009
Posts: 54
Declare them as a constant and use.
public static final int LEVEL_ERROR = 3;
Create constant class and define required constants in it.
General: Constant Classes

Dharmendra Gahlot
SCJP-5.0 87%,SCWCD-5.0 92%
Raghda Ismail

Joined: Feb 22, 2009
Posts: 23
Thanks dharmendra for your help
Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 42687
This old thread may provide more useful information.
I agree. Here's the link:
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