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Static variable question

Hrishikesh Ghatnekar

Joined: Oct 25, 2004
Posts: 28
Is it possible that

the vale of a static variable is different within a same JVM at different code locations at SAME point of time ? ( Of course nobody modified the value at any point of time)
Peter Chase
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Joined: Oct 30, 2001
Posts: 1970
Sorry, that's gobbledegook. Please have another go at explaining your question.

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Hrishikesh Ghatnekar

Joined: Oct 25, 2004
Posts: 28
Ok , Suppose I create a static variable inside a class.

Class myclass{

Static String aa = �xyz�;


Now this class variable is used in different places in the code.

Sysout ( �The value is �+ Myclass.aa);

In ideal case, every time the variable is accessed , it should print / return the "xyz" value.

My question is , Is there any possibility that the value of aa will be returned different than �xyz� ( Say null )anywhere in code?
( Nobody changes the string aa or assigns null to it)
Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 44553
Sounds like a beginners' question, but if nobody alters the value it ought to remain "xyz". I can't think of any way it can change, but of course somebody might reassign it while you are not watching.
Better to write

public static final String xzy = "xyz";

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