Re: What happened to Enum?

Lew <>
Thu, 8 Oct 2009 14:26:39 -0700 (PDT)
Rhino wrote:

I've installed Eclipse 3.5.1 and the 1.6 level version of the JDK. When I
try to create an Enum, I get strange messages from Eclipse. I'm getting the

Post code and the "strange" messages, copied and pasted, not
paraphrased. We can then explain them. I'm guessing you tried to use
the 'Enum' class directly instead of the 'enum' keyword.

impression that Enums, which were new in JDK 1.4 if I recall correctly, are
now gone: is that right?

No, it isn't.

Enums were new in Java 5, not 1.4.

The tutorial covers them in

Enums are declared using the keyword 'enum'.

 public enum RGB

Before concluding that enums "are now gone", you should read the
documentation. For fundamental questions, I usually start with the
tutorials before moving on to advanced literature or newsgroups.

The JLS covers them in excruciating detail in

Also, GIYF.


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