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doubt regarding serialization

 
Renu Radhika
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In Andrew's book page 121 it says the use of static final long enables you to decide whether a change in serializable class requires recompilation of your client classes.I didnt get this.Can anyone explain to me this.
 
Roel De Nijs
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Hi Renu,

Check this link and scroll down to the section "Version control".

Kind regards,
Roel
 
Renu Radhika
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Thanks a lot.Now its very clear.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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