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Clarence J M Tauro
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Let us consider the following code with two different classes:



When I just create a reference in "main", will the Employee class be LOADED?
Paul Clapham
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When you create a reference to an Employee object, yes, the Employee class will be loaded. But the code you posted does not create a reference. It simply declares a variable of Employee type, and that doesn't cause the Employee class to be loaded.

Here's some code which creates a reference:
Clarence J M Tauro
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Thanks Paul;

Now, which means when I just do



the class does not get loaded, and static initilizer/block does not get called right. I also verified the same.

Now can I have the static block of Employee class executed without creating the instance of the class or accessing some static method or variable of Employee class? I mean to say, how do we load the class directly?
Paul Clapham
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Clarence J M Tauro
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Thanks Paul
 
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