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NoSuchMethod:main error

Sami Devine
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Joined: Jan 30, 2011
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I found the following eg in K & B SCJP 6

I have saved the file as After javac both Zoo.class and Moo.class are created.
But for java Moo and java Zoo, I get "Exception in thread "main":NoSuchMethodError:main"
Does this indicate that I need to use the main method in Moo?
When is the main method not needed.
Christophe Verré

Joined: Nov 24, 2005
Posts: 14688

The main method is needed if you want to execute your program. The Moo does not have it, so you can't do "java Moo". In fact, none of your classes have a main method, so you're not expected to execute any of them. Just to compile them.

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