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Static Varaibles Explination

Osgar ali

Joined: Jan 24, 2009
Posts: 22

I know what static variable, When it comes to it application can someone explain me the circumstances where I can use static variables.
and circumstances where I don't want to use static variables. Any Example will really help.

Dean Pullen
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Joined: May 30, 2003
Posts: 58
Tbh it's pretty easy to find information on static usage on the web, via Google.

And the Sun Java tutorial:

Static members are class members, not class instance members.
So there's one 'instance' of each static member for any number of class instances.

I think that tutorial page above does a pretty good job of explaining it, and even has a very basic example.
Osgar ali

Joined: Jan 24, 2009
Posts: 22
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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