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Please explain why enums must not be declared within a method.

 
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Please help me in understanding this concept of not declaring an enum inside a method. This is just because, otherwise it will have a limited scope or there is some other reason.


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From the JLS

Nested enum types are implicitly static. It is permissable to explicitly declare a nested enum type to be static.

This implies that it is impossible to define a local enum, or to define an enum in an inner class

 
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You can treat an enum like a class. Local classes can be declared only as final or abstract, while enum is static.
 
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Thanks a lot Ankit and Lukas.

I got the concept.
 
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