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How is
' final int a =1;'
different from
'final int b;
b=23;'
Both of them look same to me, please explain.
Thanks
 
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They're really no different from one another. Aer you experiencing something to lead you to believe that they are different?
 
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I think they are just distinct coding practices. The important thing to remeber is, once you have assigned a value to a final variable, then you cannot reassign it again. The 2nd style can thus be used, say where you would like to initialise a final variable inside a constructor
 
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