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Thread: Question about the first curly bracket after your public class

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    Default Question about the first curly bracket after your public class

    Ok so I had a question from class and it was what does it mean and happen if you don't have the { after your public class. So what does this mean for the program if you left it out does the program just fail to associate all the code with your class title? Thanks and sorry if this is super basic.


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    Default Re: Question about the first curly bracket after your public class

    What happened when you tried to compile a class that had that bracket missing?
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    Default Re: Question about the first curly bracket after your public class

    We are using the command prompt so it just says error you are missing a { nothing that really explains anything for me.

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    Default Re: Question about the first curly bracket after your public class

    The curly brackets are used to define the start and end of any block of code (class, method, if, loop). So any code that is inside the brackets belongs to that class, method, if, loop. Note I said ANY block of code.
    public void someMethod() {
        {
            System.out.println("This is perfectly legal");
        }
    }
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