Why did the Java Designers didnt allow static variables in static methods. If i want that variable value persist across different calls to the method and at the same time hide the variable from other methods in the class , there is no way out in java.
Please clarify the design issue involved... i guess they didnt want the method to maintain any state of its own. am i right ..
thanks for reading aruna [ March 06, 2005: Message edited by: Aruna Agrawal ]