assertion example

What will happen if you attempt to compile following code with JDK1.4 with assertions enabled

public class Bbridge{
    int iRunningTotal=0;
    public static void main(String argv[]){
        Bbridge bb = new Bbridge();
    public void go(String s){
        int i = Integer.parseInt(s);
        assert (iRunningTotal > 0): getRunningTotal();
    public String getRunningTotal(){
        return "Value of iRunningTotal "+iRunningTotal;
    public int setRunningTotal(int i){
        return iRunningTotal;
1) Compile time error, getRunningTotal does not return a boolean
2) Compile time error malformed assert statement
3) Compilation and no output given a command parameter of 1
4) Compilation and assert error given a command parameter of 0

I was trying above example from link

did not understand how to run and get output while running in eclipse ide.How to enable assertion and run this example.

I was trying to understand the output.

 Any links, ideas, resources,sample code highly appreciated. thanks in advance.
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Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
you can do it globally

or specify the -ea option in the vm option in the Run configuration

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gudii9Author Commented:
i eanbled

>>>Under the Default VM Arguments: field type in -ea . This is a switch to enable assertions when Eclipse compiles you Java code.

ran the program getting like

>>>Exception in thread "main" java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: 0
      at com.vaannila.student.Bbridge.main(

please advise
Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
the program is expecting input on the command line
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gudii9Author Commented:
i am running through eclipse ide. How can i pass command line input through eclipse. please advise
Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
specify it in the run configuration
gudii9Author Commented:
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