user1078174 user1078174 - 6 months ago 9
Java Question

Why is this code giving an "unreachable code" error?

I can't seem to find a way to fix this problem. All i'm doing is declaring an integer and it's telling me that the code is unreachable.

private class myStack{
Object [] myStack = new Object[50];

private void push(Object a){
int count = 50;
while(count>0){
myStack[count]=myStack[count-1];
count--;
}
myStack[0]=a;
}

private Object pop(){
return myStack[0];
int count2 = 0; //Unreachable Code
}
}

Answer

Once you return from a method, you return to the method that called the method in the first place. Any statements you place after a return would be meaningless, as that is code that you can't reach without seriously violating the program counter (may not be possible in Java).

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