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Why cant a volatile variable final?

 
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Why cant a variable be volatile as well as final?
 
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a volatile variable means it could be changed by several threads so a thread should always reconcile the value with what is saved in memeory rather than assume that the variable it finds is valid. If a variable is final it can't be changed so there is no reason to need to reconcile values. Thus final and volatile are contradictory in a way. It doesn't make sense to be able to combine them thus java does not allow it.
 
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