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    Default Readable array from another method

    When you've got two or potentially more methods in one class and you want to use array information from one method in the other, how can we do this?


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    Default Re: Readable array from another method

    Make the array a class variable so all methods in the class can access it.
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    Default Re: Readable array from another method

    Or a non-static field. You can learn more about Java's variables here.

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    Default Re: Readable array from another method

    Does the term: class variable mean static? How is a variable defined at the class level vs inside a method described? I've been using the terms: class variable and method variable to mean the scope where the variable is defined.

    I guess I need to change to: instance variable and local variable.
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    Default Re: Readable array from another method

    Does the term: class variable mean static?
    Yes.

    @maths94: My suggestion assumes (or hopes) that your designs are evolving from the beginner's stage that places almost all logic in the main() method that calls a few static methods. If you're not sure what I mean, post some code that illustrates what you're trying to do.

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    Generally non-static variables are called instance variables.
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