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java ENUM error when using jdk 1.5

Posted on 2008-11-04
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Last Modified: 2010-04-21
I got some sample code and when I try to compile it I get the following errors. Any ideas how I can fix them



WritebackUtils.java:162: as of release 1.5, 'enum' is a keyword, and may not be
used as an identifier
(try -source 1.4 or lower to use 'enum' as an identifier)
    public static int getIntEnumVal(String enum) {
WritebackUtils.java:163: as of release 1.5, 'enum' is a keyword, and may not be
used as an identifier
(try -source 1.4 or lower to use 'enum' as an identifier)
        return Integer.parseInt(HTTPHelper.getEnumerationValue(enum));                                                              ^

Question by:anshuma
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Venabili earned 1200 total points
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Rename your variable from enum to something else
enum is an identifier for the new enum type from 1.5 up so you cannot use it as a regular name for a variable

public static int getIntEnumVal(String enum) {
should be
public static int getIntEnumVal(String enum1) { //for example
and then change all references in the method itself
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basav_com earned 800 total points
ID: 22876336
What said by Venabili is correct.
Following is the extra information. If it is OK to compile with javac 1.4 then you can try the following option to overcome the above error without changing the enum variables references in the code.
javac -source 1.4 <javafile.java>

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