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doubt regarding serialization

Renu Radhika
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Joined: Oct 21, 2005
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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

Joined: Jul 19, 2004
Posts: 7913

Hi Renu,

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

Kind regards,

SCJA, SCJP (1.4 | 5.0 | 6.0), SCJD
Renu Radhika
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Joined: Oct 21, 2005
Posts: 243
Thanks a lot.Now its very clear.
I agree. Here's the link:
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