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The following was the situation i had encountered - built a jar file X using another jar file Y(old).The size of one of the classes in X was 1250 bytes. X was built using Y(old), classfile in X -> 1250bytes When the jar file X was again built using jar file Y(new) the size of the same class file in X was 1278 bytes. X was built using Y(new), classfile in X -> 1278bytes The ONLY DIFFERENCE in the jar files(Y(old) and Y(new)) was the return type of a certain method in a certain class. How does the return type affect the size of the class file in the jar being built (X). JDK version 1.4.1 used - does this have to do anything with the JDK version? Would appreciate any inputs on this. [ February 20, 2004: Message edited by: PN Kumar ]