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Final Local Variable

Ovidiu Mura

Joined: Jun 18, 2011
Posts: 2

When a local variable is devlared final, where is it stored? Stack? Heap?

For example:

class Test{

public void foo(){
final int var1 = 0; // var1 cannot be modified; where does 'var1' is stored?


Thanks in advance,
Stephan van Hulst

Joined: Sep 20, 2010
Posts: 3989

The final modifier should not affect where a variable is stored. So regardless, a local variable will still be on the stack. However, keep in mind that when you reference a final local variable from an anonymous class, a copy of the value will be stored in an "invisible" variable in the instances of that anonymous class.

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