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Hi All,
Look at this piece of code
class Test {
private int i = giveMeJ();
private int j = 10;
private int giveMeJ() {
return j;
public static void main(String args[]) {
System.out.println((new Test()).i);
1.Compiler error complaining about access restriction of private variables of AQuestion.
2.Compiler error complaining about forward referencing.
3.No Compilation error - The output is 0;
4.No Compilation error - The output is 10;
The output is 0.
Class variables are initialized after the constructors are called.. So here shouldnt the value of i = 10 ? But it is zero...Why ?
Can anyone explain...
Thx in advance.

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Hi aru,
you are correct class variables will be intialised as soon as you call the in this case you just observe the forward referencing of method not constructor givemej() when you call this method J is not yet intialised ,since it is not defined else where in the constructor,so by the time you call the method,j is still 0(class var automatically intialised)....only after that method call,j is intialised to the var i will get the value 0 not 10..i am not good at putting good technical words...I hope I am somewhat able to clear your doubt..if I am wrong please feel free to correct me..
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