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hi there, I am getting an error here. Could someone help me check it out. thanks. here is the program and the error respectively.

public class Calendar {
  private static Date today;
  public static Date getDate() {
    return today;
   
   
   
    static{date1 = 01012005();    
    for(int cnt = 0; cnt < var2; cnt++){      var3 += var1;
       } //end for loop    
       System.out.println("End first static init: "                                   ());  
       }; //end first static initializer block
      
  }
  public static void tock(int days) {
  }
}



this is the error...

--------------------Configuration: <Default>--------------------
C:\Calendar.java:8: illegal start of expression
    static{date1 = 01012005();    
    ^
1 error

Process completed.
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by:girionis
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Put the static block outside of the getDate() method
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public class Calendar {
  private static Date today;

  static{date1 = 01012005();    
    for(int cnt = 0; cnt < var2; cnt++){      var3 += var1;
       } //end for loop    
       System.out.println("End first static init: "                                   ());  
       }; //end first static initializer block

  public static Date getDate() {
    return today;
   
     
     
  }
  public static void tock(int days) {
  }
}
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by:girionis
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BTW you will need to declare the "varx", the "date1" and the "cnt" variables.
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by:basgen
ID: 16933365
hmm i dont get you...how does the varx work? and the date1 and cnt?
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by:girionis
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You need to declare these variable somewhere in order to use them, otehrwise you will be getting error messages. Have a look here for more info: http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/java/javaOO/variables.html
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by:basgen
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okie noted but where does these error msges go?
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If you compile the application you will see them in the console.
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by:Priestex
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Is this a typing mistake or do you really dont have a closing bracket after the "return today;" statement?
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by:basgen
ID: 16933423
okie, where does the class files go?
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by:girionis
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I think you should start from the very basic: http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/getStarted/cupojava/index.html
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by:girionis
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> Is this a typing mistake or do you really dont have a closing bracket after the "return today;" statement?

There is if you move the static initializer outside the method.
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by:Mayank S
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>> System.out.println("End first static init: "                                   ());  

Remove the extra () there.
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by:basgen
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does not seem to work la...the static is a prob still
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by:girionis
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The static is fine, you are probably getting another error. Please post it.
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by:basgen
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okie..do u have an email address? ill send u the questions..u have a look.think that wld be better
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by:girionis
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Sorry, not allowed ot help via e-mail, please post here. I need

a) the source code of the file where the error occurs
b) The error messages you are getting when you try to compile the java file
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by:Mayank S
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>> }; //end first static initializer block

The semi-colon there is not required.
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by:Mayank S
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What was the problem and what was the solution?
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