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Please tell me why the program doesn't compile and how to fix the problem.
I am trying to compile a java program without using an IDE.  I have set the PATH and CLASSPATH environment variables to point respectively to the bin and lib directories of the jdk.  I am operating under Windows and using the command prompt to compile.  The source  is e:\scjp\exercises\chapter1\ListFoods.java and the working directroy is e:\scjp\exercises\chapter1.  The command I use to compile is javac ListFoods.java. When I compile the code I receive the error message "ListFoods.java:14: <identifier> expected System.out.println(s);
class main{
	String s = "Hi mom";
	System.out.println(s);
}

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your code needs to go in a method, and your class name needs to be same as file name

class ListFoods {
     public static void main(String[] args) {
        String s = "Hi mom";
        System.out.println(s);
     }
}

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you'll also need to make your class public

public class ListFoods {
     public static void main(String[] args) {
        String s = "Hi mom";
        System.out.println(s);
     }
}

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