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Thread: "illegal modifier for parameter sum; only final is permitted

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    Default "illegal modifier for parameter sum; only final is permitted

    public class AddTenIntegers 
    {
    	public static void main (String[] args)
    	{
    		private int sum; ILLEGAL MODIFIER FOR PARAMETER SUM; ONLY FINAL IS PERMITTED
    		private int i; ILLEGAL MODIFIER FOR PARAMETER I; ONLY FINAL IS PERMITTED
    		sum = 0;
    		i = 0;
     
    		while (i >= 10)
    		{
    			sum = sum + i;
    			i++;
    		}
    	}
    }

    what does that error mean?
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    Default Re: "illegal modifier for parameter sum; only final is permitted

    The modifiers private, protected, and public cannot be used on variables inside of a method. This is because you can only have local variables inside of methods.

    Java is simply telling you that the only modifier allowed at that time is the final keyword.

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    Default Re: "illegal modifier for parameter sum; only final is permitted

    The key words private, protected, and public can limit methods, member variables of the class. But they can't limit the local
    variables of the method. Both of the variables in main are local variables.

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    Default Re: "illegal modifier for parameter sum; only final is permitted

    Hi

    Access modifiers cannot be used with local variables.So,you ca not use private access modifier in case of local variables.

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