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Hi!
Please have a look at this.
I am missing something very simple in the second question, and am not able to figure out what!
(This is from Abhilash's java quiz site (http://www.angelfire.com/or/abhilash/Main.html))
Thanks
Rahul

<code>
public class AQuestion
{
private int i = j;
private int j = 10;
public static void main(String args[])
{
System.out.println((new AQuestion()).i);
}
}
</code>
=====================================
Solution: Compiler error about forward referencing
=====================================

<code>
public class AQuestion
{
private int i = giveMeJ();
private int j = 10;
private int giveMeJ()
{
return j;
}
public static void main(String args[])
{
System.out.println((new AQuestion()).i);
}
}
</code>
=====================================
Solution: Compiles and prints 0 when run
=====================================
 
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Hi Rahul
JLS clearly says forward referencing not possible in case of variables but possible for methods.
In short one cannot have forward reference variables but can have forward reference methods
Hope this helps
Ashish
 
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