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    random0munky is offline Member
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    Default Trying to initialize variables

    Hi, I'm having a little trouble with the introduction of the final modifier. I'm doing a bankAccount homework assignment, however I ran into my first problem.
    Java Code:
    public class BankAccount implements NamedAccount {
    	
    	private String name ;
    	private double iRate ;
    	private double balance ;
    	
    public BankAccount(final String nameOfOwner, final double interestRate) {
    	
    }
    What I want to do is take nameOfOwner = name ; and interestRate = iRate ;
    Except there's the final modifier in front of nameOfOwner and interestRate. Also I cannot change the method signature in anyway either.
    So my question is, how do i do such a task =/ Thanks

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    You can't change the values of final variables once they are assigned. That is where they get get their name (final) from. You probably don't want to do nameOfOwner = name but name = nameOfOwner instead. The two are different.
    Last edited by r035198x; 10-14-2009 at 10:31 PM.

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    Ah great thank you oh my gosh I was beating my head (why isn't this working) thanks.

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