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    Default Java main method args

    I have a little question which confuses me. In the main method the args array seems to be created wrong from which i have been taught.

    in the main method to declare the args array im sure you all know it is String[] args

    but from what i have learned, an array is made with String args[]

    why is this different in the main method?

    thanks


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    Default Re: Java main method args

    Either syntax is valid. From the array tutorial (http://download.oracle.com/javase/tu...ts/arrays.html ):
    You can also place the square brackets after the array's name:

    float anArrayOfFloats[]; // this form is discouraged

    However, convention discourages this form; the brackets identify the array type and should appear with the type designation.
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    Default Re: Java main method args

    I see, many thanks for your answer. Sorry if this has been posted before I didnt know what to search for. Gz on 1,000th post

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    Default Re: Java main method args

    Quote Originally Posted by mattxo View Post
    I see, many thanks for your answer. Sorry if this has been posted before I didnt know what to search for. Gz on 1,000th post
    No problem. The Java tutorials are a great resource for this kind of question- I typed in "java arrays" to find that tutorial.

    Also, you could use varargs with the main method:

    public static void main(String... args){

    I'll leave that for you to google. :p
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