Saibabaa Pragada wrote:Hi, this is from Exam Lab. I read that static variables do not participate in Serialization. But, here it participates in Serialization..Why ??
Henry Wong wrote:Java doubles follow the IEEE specification. The IEEE specification for floating point defines special values for Infinity, Negative infinity, Negative zero, and NaN (not a number). These are actually defined numbers, along with operations that generate them.
Java integers follow the twos complement format. There are no special definitions for any of the above values. In this case, there is no representation of a NaN for an integer.
Jesper de Jong wrote:There are some important things to note with the solutions given above:
Garrett's solution, with Arrays.asList() is efficient because it doesn't need to copy the content of the array. This method returns a List that is a "view" onto the array - a wrapper that makes the array look like a list. When you change an element in the list, the element in the original array is also changed. Note that the list is fixed size - if you try to add elements to the list, you'll get an exception.
Ernest's solution: new ArrayList(Arrays.asList(myArray)); copies the content of the array to a new ArrayList. The copy is ofcourse independent of the array, and you can add, remove etc. elements as you like.
Janarthan's solution, with Collections.addAll(myList, myStringArray); is essentially the same as Ernest's solution.
If you only need read access to the array as if it is a List and you don't want to add or remove elements from the list, then use Garrett's solution. Otherwise use Ernest's or Janarthan's solution.