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doubt in inheritance

 
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Hi All,

in the below code can any one please tell me

class x
{

String s="str";
}

class y extends x{

s="str1"; //1

public void show(){ s="str1"; // 2}

public static void main(String... args){

System.out.println("new y().s " + new y().s);
}
}

why the inherited variable s at line 1 will give
y.java:9: <identifier> xpected
s="str1"; compile time error and when the same statement is placed at line 2 it compiles fine does it mean any variables that are inherited from super class cant be put out side the functions in the subsclass.

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The place it is now is for instance variable declarations. You can't put a variable here without defining its type (String here).
 
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Thanks for the reply

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You can't put a variable here without defining its type


correct just to add -unless you use a block
 
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