This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Is it possible to create a physical file using File Class. According to Barry Boone, it is possible in Java 2 . Roberts/Heller do not mention any method for this. Also both books say that a transient variable cannot be static and final but this compiles fine. Shailendra Bade
Java 1.2 adds the static createTempFile methods (not instance methods, static), and the createNewFile method (an instance method). The purpose of the transient modifier is to label variables that should not be serialized. Bill