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Java Java Data Structures Getting There Type Casting


Hello, What is java-repl and what does it differ from jshell ?

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Joseph Wasden
Joseph Wasden
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java-repl and Jshell are both repls. Here is the definition of a repl per wikipedia:

"A read–eval–print loop (REPL), also known as an interactive toplevel or language shell, is a simple, interactive computer programming environment that takes single user inputs (i.e. single expressions), evaluates them, and returns the result to the user;"

Just as sublime text editor workspaces could both be considered text editors, java-repl and Jshell are both REPLs. It's my understanding that Jshell has a bunch of new bells and whistles (like tab complete -- yay!) and that is why Craig choose to demonstrate it in newer videos.