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Assigning default values to function arguments...possible in java ?  RSS feed

 
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Hi,

I just needed to know if its possible to assign default values to function arguments in java.
For instance in C,
we may define a funtion like:
void Data(int i, int j=0)
{
...
...
}
Now, while calling the function Data, we dont necessarily need to pass the second argument (using say Data(10) or something is perfectly ok). Is there any equivalent in Java ?

Thanks,
Chetan
 
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I just needed to know if its possible to assign default values to function arguments in java.


The easiest way to answer this question is to open a text editor (or your favorite IDE) and try it yourself.

let me know your results
 
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Hi Chet
I guess this is not allowed in java. You can use method overriding in java instead.
 
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Andres,
I get the point. That piece of code wont compile. If it did it would probably put function overloading in jeopardy.

Anupam,
You probably meant function overloading.
 
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Yes I mean method overloading.
 
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