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Hi

This is my code:

class B {

static {
B x = new B ();
}


public static void main (String [] args) {


}
}

I do not properly understand static block. Could anybody give me some hints. What is it?

Regards
Urs
 
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If I understand your question correctly, what you have is called a static initialiser. There is discussion on the Ranch in several places, this, and this, which is maybe less helpful, being two recent examples I found with a search.
 
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static block will be executed when the class gets loaded...
 
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Yup, the code in a static initializer block is executed by the virtual machine when the class is loaded.
 
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