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Thread: Enum questions

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    Default Enum questions

    The following code
    enum Days {Sunday, Monday, Tuesday);
     
    Days workday= day.monday;
    simple question members, though not for me. What is being stored in the variable workday? Is the value of Monday which is 1 being stored or the string "monday."


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    Default Re: Enum questions

    Compile your program, run it and find out.
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    Lol, I already tried figuring out or else I wouldn't have posted it here, frankly speaking. My guess is that "Monday" is being stored in that variable instead of 1. I'm highly positive of this but is the string Monday stored in it?

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    Java is case-sensitive. The compiler also doesn't understand "plurals", so you would still say Days instead of Day (yes, Monday is a singular day, but the enum name is Days, not Day).
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    Default Re: Enum questions

    Quote Originally Posted by fahman_khan75@yahoo.com View Post
    Lol, I already tried figuring out or else I wouldn't have posted it here, frankly speaking. My guess is that "Monday" is being stored in that variable instead of 1. I'm highly positive of this but is the string Monday stored in it?
    If you tried you would know, after all, you can simply get the class of every object you create and print its name to the console:
    System.out.println(myVariable.getClass().getSimpleName());
    And if a String is stored then the result will be "String" and if not you will see what it is.

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