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why does this work?

 
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Hello,

This works, however when you remove final, it doesn't.
Does anyone knows why?
Regards,
Gavin
[ November 12, 2003: Message edited by: Gavin Zijlstra ]
 
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Originally posted by Gavin Zijlstra:
Hello,

This works, however when you remove final, it doesn't.
Does anyone knows why?
Regards,
Gavin
[ November 12, 2003: Message edited by: Gavin Zijlstra ]



It works because its a compile time constant. If a compile time constant is within range you can assign it and the compiler will be happy.
In the above code 100 is within the range of byte so the compiler does not complain.
V
 
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