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    Default Add items to ArrayList when its size is equal to 0?


    I have an ArrayList which is being filled with items using a for-loop. Afterwards, I have some code that removes items from the list. Logically, after some time the size of my list is equal to 0, hence the program won't work. So I want the ArrayList to be filled with all items again when list.size() == 0.

    I tried this:
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    	    ArrayList<Integer> list = new ArrayList<Integer>();
    	    	for(int i = 0; i < 5; i++){
    	    	if(list.size() == 0){
    But it doesn't refill the list with its items. Any ideas how to achieve this? And why doesn't it work?

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    Default Re: Add items to ArrayList when its size is equal to 0?

    That code shouldn't even compile since your second list.add(i), the i is out of scope of the for loop. And the code makes no sense since when it is called, the list will always have 5 items in it. You'll need to check the list where and when it is being used, not at list creation as your code above suggests.

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