Gaurang Tandon Gaurang Tandon - 3 years ago 273
Java Question

Unclosed Character Literal error

Got the error "Unclosed Character Literal" , using BlueJ, when writing:

class abc
public static void main(String args[])
String y;
y = 'hello';

But I can't figure out what is wrong.
Any idea?


Answer Source

In Java, single quotes can only take one character, with escape if necessary. You need to use full quotation marks as follows for strings:

y = "hello";

You also used


which I assume should be


Note: When making char values (you'll likely use them later) you need single quotes. For example:

char foo='m';
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