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Inner class

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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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class outer
protected class inner
public inner()
{ System.out.println("in inner");
private inner p1;
{System.out.println("in constructor of outer class");
p1=new inner();//1
public static void main(String a[])
{ new outer(); }
AT line 1 i.e even before an object of outer class is created
inner class object is created.How is it working??? since
innerclass can be created after outer class object is created.
William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 12913
Actually, the outer object has been constructed at line 1. The compiler supplies a call to the Object constructor as an unseen first line, so by line 1 the memory for the object has been reserved and initialized to 0.
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I agree. Here's the link:
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