"Style points" factor into a passing grade, so I would take the time to observe the guidelines. If you judge simply by the points allotted to style, however, you can reason that poor style is not a failing condition. If I were a grader and couldn't make sense of your source code, however, I might find a reason to send it back... ------------------ Michael Ernest, co-author of: The Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide
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