Re: systematic file(s) deletion

"Oliver Wong" <>
Thu, 4 Jan 2007 16:19:04 -0500
"NickName" <> wrote in message

Oliver Wong wrote:


public class Example {

  public static boolean checkFileExists(String pathToFile) {
    File temp = new File(pathToFile);
    return temp.exists();

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    if (checkFileExists("C:/autoexec.bat")) {
      System.out.println("You have an autoexec.bat file in the root of
C drive.");
    } else {
      System.out.println("You don't have an autoexec.bat file in the root
your C drive.");

    Notice that this program always instantiates exactly 1 file object,
regard of whether or not you have an autoexec.bat file on your file

Thank you very much for the interesting example. With your code, you
have a public class, which has a method, and the method is being called
by the class itself,

    I don't like this phrasing, "the method is being called by the class
itself". I prefer to think that the JVM "magically" starts a main thread,
and has that main thread call my static void main method.

and here you have a basic flow control construct.
And the famous String class (external) is being called/used.

    I don't think it makes sense to say a class is called. Only methods can
be called. And Strings are used in my example, yes, but that's wasn't the
main focus of the example. It's about as significant, IMHO, to the fact that
the character 'e' was used in typing out that source code. It's a true
statement, but not very relevant.

Would you add a constructor somewhere with the code?

    I'm not sure I understand the question. If I wanted to add a
constructor, I could certainly do so, but I didn't want to add one, which is
why the example didn't contain one. Are you asking me to add a constructor
to the example to demonstrate how it might be done, or are you asking
something else?

    - Oliver

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