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Thread: What to call this? 9.31

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    Question What to call this? 9.31

    Can someone tell me what is the purpose of the block in the middle of the main method ? what do you call such action ?

    public class test {
      private static int i = 0;
      private static int j = 0;
      public static void main(String[] args) {
        int i = 2;
        int k = 3;
          int j = 3;
          System.out.println("i + j is " + i + j);
        k = i + j;
        System.out.println("k is " + k);
        System.out.println("j is " + j);

    like i can tell by running the code but what is its purpose and what do you call it.

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    Default Re: What to call this? 9.31

    I think it is called a block: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutor...pressions.html
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