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can a trasient member also b static ??

preethi subramaniam

Joined: May 15, 2003
Posts: 3
Khalid says " transient modifier cannot be specified for static variables as they do not belong to objects " . But in one of the answers to mock test i found it can be given ? so can i b or it cannot b given ??
Lawrence Chettiar
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Joined: Apr 10, 2003
Posts: 62
The answer to your question is it depends on the context of the question what I mean is yes you are right a static cannot be transient in other words or correct words a static will not be seralized any way hence use of trasient keyword is not needed hence in a way we can say that static cannot be transient BUT the compiler will not complain if you use transient for a static variable.
Hence if the question is asked as if there will be a compiler error then no it won't be which could be the context of the other question.
Hope it helped.
(see java.io.Serializable api doc it has good detail about this)

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Jessica Sant

Joined: Oct 17, 2001
Posts: 4313

whew -- I think I'm "hence" 'd out.
Check out our handy dandy search facility -- you'll find this has been asked a bunch.
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