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Tranient variable, help!

sarim raza
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Joined: Nov 02, 2000
Posts: 232
The following declaration(as a member variable) is legal.
static final transient int maxElements = 100;
A) True.
B) False.
Can someone explain why answer is A, since RHE says that a transient var cant be static or final ?
Abhijit Natu
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Joined: Oct 28, 2000
Posts: 4
I tried putting this line of code in a JAVA program and it works without giving any compile time error . So I guess Transient modifier is only used to tell that the variable need not be saved during serialization .
JAVA GURUs could please explain this in a little more detail !!
Oliver Grass
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Joined: Nov 02, 2000
Posts: 65
Originally posted by sarim raza:
Can someone explain why answer is A, since RHE says that a transient var cant be static or final ?

Hi Sarim,
you're right and not :-))
RHE states in a note that transient variables can't be final or static. BUT in the errata of the RHE they say, "The Note should be deleted"
So transient variables can be final static....
Hope that helps
Oliver
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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