I do use IntelliJ, and I can/do appreciate why the main code in the chapter was presented the way it was. (This post was specifically about the “for the more curious” section).
I don’t believe the error I’m referring to is an IntelliJ error. I believe the error is a typographical error regarding display.getSize() v display.getSize(Point), specifically that the former is not a valid (at least not a documented) method in the Android API (maybe there’s a different library for display?). Which might make it an Eclipse error/quirk that it would accept such a method call*.
I guess it’s not that big of a deal. I suppose if one is ‘more curious’ then by definition one would dig into this sort of situation and root out the real deal… maybe even learn a thing or two. But perhaps that’s the point? Thank you for taking the time to respond to me.
*I’ve never used Eclipse (I have some mental blockade in place that prevents me from installing it), but if it does allow this sort of disembodiment of method calls I think I will only further shore up the foundations of my blockade.