Dive Into Java?

Dan Bishop danb_83 at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 10 05:33:12 CEST 2006


On Oct 9, 11:40 am, Bjoern Schliessmann
<usenet-mail-0306.20.chr0n... at spamgourmet.com> wrote:
> Diez B. Roggisch wrote:
...
> >> because [Java] wanted to be new and good but took over much of C++'s
> >> syntax and made it even weirder,
> > Even weirder? Care to explain?Example:
>
> int spam = 5;
>
> but
>
> String eggs = new String();
>
> The latter seems totally unnecessary to me, as well as being too
> verbose

It is!  All you have to write is

String eggs = "";

Unfortunately, the other object types don't have literals.

> why couldn't they go the simple way as in Python and
> just state
>
> String eggs;
>
> -- is it because in C++ it'd mean something different?

Can't be, because Java already uses the syntax for something different
than C++.




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