I would like to know that where in memory the static and non-static methods and other class members such as instance, static and non-static variable lies. Could anybody let me know please. Kind regards Rashid Ali
Variables are kept in stacks, an area separate from the heap. There is a separate stack for each method invoked for local variables. Constants are kept in a Constant pool which may be implemented in the heap (JVM dependant). There is a method area on the heap that keeps both static and non-static methods. Objects (instances of classes) are kept on the heap.
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Thank to both of you for your replies which sufficiently suffices my querry. Kind wishes Rashid Ali