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static initializer in sub class and super class

 
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hai
this question is from Dan Chisholm's mock exam

class A {
A() {System.out.print("CA ");}
static {System.out.print("SA ");}
}
class B extends A {
B() {System.out.print("CB ");}
static {System.out.print("SB ");}
public static void main (String[] args) {
B b = new B();
}}

Answer is, it prints SA SB CA CB
I got the same when I compile and run the code.
can any one explain me,why the output is not SA CA SB CB
Thanks in advance
Haripriya
 
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Haripriya,

Thank you for using my exams.

Static initialization of class B must be completed before the main method can run; SA SB is printed even before the main method runs. CA CB is printed when the code contained in the body of the main method creates an instance of class B.
 
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thanks Dan for the reply.
it helped me.

haripriya
 
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