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regarding enums

 
Saral Saxena
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Hi Foks,

Why we use new Enums to declare the constants,..is it they are type safe, can be used within switch loop, can be declared outside class..!! please explain me what the functionality of enums ...pleasure if you guys can provide a small demo of it..!!that will be a great help to understand
 
Matthew Brown
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Google "java enum" and the first hit is the Java tutorials section on enums, which contains a couple of examples.

The type-safety is the main reason, but because of they way enums are implemented in Java (enums are just specialised classes) they have some other convenient features.
 
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