Java Enumerations

Okay. I have done this in C++, but I don't think there's a way to do enumerations in java. Here's the problem: I'm making a card game, and there are 2 enums- 1 for suit and one for rank.
The C++ code looked like this:

typedef enum {carderror = -1, ace = 1, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, jack = 11, queen, king} rank;
typedef enum {suiterror = -1, hearts = 1, diamonds, clubs, spades} suit;

but what is the java equivalent to this? Because they both have to be used in if and switch statements.
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StillUnAwareCommented:
There is no direct equivalent in java for enum.

Read here:
http://www.cuj.com/documents/s=8059/cuj9811bridges/
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tomboshellCommented:
Take a look at the colletions package in java.util.  You can do alot there like using an ArrayList, Vector to perform similar actions.  Or you could just simply create an array of objects (either Strings or create your own class for a card) and then cycle through the cards array.  
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tomangiolettiCommented:
Java 1.5 will have c-like enums, but it probably won't be released for another 6 months or so.
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