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I got some java code below, and upon trying to compile it in my unix environment, i get the following error
 
()[/home/mgt/gmat]> javac Downloader.java
Downloader.java:37: ';' expected
    private enum ReportFormat {
                              ^
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This is a portion of the code below
 
   
   
import java.io.File;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.io.OutputStream;
import java.io.PrintStream;
import java.io.UnsupportedEncodingException;
import java.net.HttpURLConnection;
import java.net.URL;
import java.net.URLEncoder;
import java.security.DigestOutputStream;
import java.security.MessageDigest;
import java.text.DateFormat;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Date;
 
/**
 * Sample GMAT Score Data File Downloader.
 *
 * @version $Revision: #11 $ submitted $DateTime: 2008/08/18 14:43:29 $ by $Author: chetds $
 * @author Dan Syrstad
 */
public class Downloader {
    private static final String HOSTNAME = "www.domainname.com";
    private static final String RELATIVE_URL = "/entry/gmat/download.jsp";
    private static final DateFormat logDateFmt = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm:ss: ");
       
    private static PrintStream logStream = System.out;
    private enum ReportFormat {
        TXT,
        CSV;
    };
       
    // Discourage instantiation
    private Downloader() { }
               
    private static void emitUsageAndExit() {
        log("Usage: Downloader [-file filename] [-log log-file] [-host hostname] [-format [TXT | CSV]] username password GMAT-progr$
        System.exit(1);
    }
               
Where should i put the expected ';'
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Question by:chipw93
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by:humanonomics
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Whats the JDK version on your machine >?
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by:chipw93
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()[/home/mgt/gmat]> java -showversion
java version "1.4.2_04"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.2_04-b05)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.2_04-b05, mixed mode)

Isthat the information you were looking for?
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by:gheist
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can you compile using jikes compiler?
You mising two semicolon after }
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by:chipw93
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How would I use the jikes compiler
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by:gheist
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Compile on windows. It is not unix error in range -1..-255
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humanonomics earned 500 total points
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Well the problem is the JDK version, "enum" has been added since JDK 1.5/Java 5.0 and you are using an older version, thats why it won't compile. Just install Java 5.0 or higher JDK and JRE and then it will work fine.

Thanks,

humanonomics.
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