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Can you use static sections? (NOT static variables, this is diff)

 
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I know we can't use static variables (which makes sense since that implies a class-global variable), but can we use static sections (which simply imply that when the class is loaded into the VM, this section is kicked off).

For example:



1. Is that allowed?
2. Would that be the same across all vendors (I'm thinking it would have to be - NOT the time when it's loaded, just the FACT that it's loaded and kicked off)
 
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I know we can't use static variables


Not entirely true, read-only static fields are allowed.
 
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Robert,
Yes it is allowed. Whether it is a good idea or not depends on what you do in the static section.
 
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Originally posted by Jeanne Boyarsky:
Robert,
Yes it is allowed. Whether it is a good idea or not depends on what you do in the static section.



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