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Unable to create an array through reference

 
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class Pets{
String name;
public void bark(){
System.out.println(name + " says Ruff !!!");
}
public static void main(String [ ] args){
//setting up pet object
Pets pets = new Pets();
//accessing pet object
pets.bark();
pets.name = "Jimmy";
pets.bark();
//setting up pet array
Pets petArray = new Pets[3];
}
}

Why couldn't it not make an array of Pets
C:\>javac Pets.java
Pets.java:14: incompatible types
found : Pets[]
required: Pets
Pets petArray = new Pets[3];
^
1 error
 
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Please UseCodeTags when posting code. It will highlight your code which makes it much easier to read.

The correct syntax is:
 
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And welcome to the Javaranch.
 
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Nitin Fresher wrote:class Pets{


Why couldn't it not make an array of Pets
C:\>javac Pets.java
Pets.java:14: incompatible types
found : Pets[]
required: Pets
Pets petArray = new Pets[3];
^
1 error




As you see compiler is complaining "incompatible type", means LHS and RHS are incompatible.
What is LHS ? ==> Pets { an Object }
What is RHS> ==> Pets[] {an Array of Pets}

 
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"LHS" and "RHS" mean "left hand side" and "right hand side". The refer to what's on the left and right sides of an operator (in this case, the == operator) in an expression.

Sunny: please don't use abbreviations like that without explaining what they mean, they make your post harder to understand, especially for beginners who haven't encountered those terms before.
 
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