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Transient Variables

Kush Kush

Joined: Apr 27, 2004
Posts: 11
What is the use of transient variables ? When shouls variable be declared transient ? Do it have any demerits ?

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Tim West
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Joined: Mar 15, 2004
Posts: 539
Transient variables aren't included in the object stream when an object is serialised.

It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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