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static variables

Kevin Lam
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Joined: Oct 27, 2005
Posts: 68
would it cause error when

public class A()
static{int x = 4;}

static int x, y;

if not, why?
marc weber

Joined: Aug 31, 2004
Posts: 11343

Assuming that you remove the parentheses from your class definition, there would be no error. The reason is scope: There are two different int x variables declared, and the one assigned a value of 4 is local to the static block.
[ November 21, 2005: Message edited by: marc weber ]

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