FAQ: Hello World: Java - Semicolons and Whitespace


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how can the output be in different lines without an endline?

Hello, @blog8647988822. The output appears on different lines because of the println() method. It prints its arguments on a new line each time it’s called. If we used print() everything would be on the same line. See below:

public class LanguageFacts {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    // Press enter or return on your keyboard after each semicolon!
    System.out.println("Java is a class-based language.");
    System.out.println("Java classes have a 'main' method.");
    System.out.println("Java statements end with a semicolon.");
    System.out.println("Programming is useful and fun!");
    System.out.print(" there");
    System.out.print(", Buddy!");


Java is a class-based language.
Java classes have a ‘main’ method.
Java statements end with a semicolon.
Programming is useful and fun!
Hi there, Buddy!

Hope this helps!

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