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# somebody please explain me this

leena rane
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Posts: 280
hi,
In round-up i saw this question:
In switch stmt,argument to the case label(case:argument) can be any variable which can fit within an int.
I said true,
i got it wrong.
false
the case argument must be either an int literal or an int -compatible variable which is a constant(i.e. static final)
Best Regards,
leena.

Cherry Sta. Romana
Greenhorn
Posts: 18
Hi leena,
I think you were just confused about the question. The question refers to the argument following the case construct not the switch.
In the switch construct --> switch (expression) --> expression can be anything that is compatible to an int.
On the other hand, for the case construct, it has to be an int constant.
For example:
int a = 5;
int b = 10;
switch (a*2) // this is possible, value is evaluated
{
case 10: // should be a constant int
case b: // this is not possible since b is a var
}
I hope this helps.

Guy Allard
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Posts: 776
Also note that:
final int x = 20; // OK to use 'x' in 'case' because of 'final'
Regards, Guy

Gagan Indus
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Posts: 346
Nice explanation Cheery and
Very good point Guy Allard
please also note tht expressions involving final variables (along with literals only), which results in value assignable to the type of swicth-expression , can also be used as case labels

output is :
Good Luck for ur exam!

even float , double final-variables can be used in the expression , but the final result has to be cast into int's ( byte , char , short , int )

still , output is :
Good Luck for ur exam!

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Gagan (/^_^\)

leena rane
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Posts: 280
Thanx Cherry,Guy and Gagan 4 such nice explanation .
Now the point is clear to me!!
Best Regards,
leena

Ashik Uzzaman
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Posts: 2373
Good explanation Gagan!
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azaman