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Bit value for boolean

 
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boolean occupies 8bit or 1bit. pls expalin.
 
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boolean only needs 1 bit, but Java allocates 8 bits for it.
 
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Hi,
Another small addition,
It is made ot occupy 8 bits though it requires only one bit
because an individual bit is not addressable. the small unit
of memory that is addressable is a byte which is a stream of
8 bits.That is why a boolean needs 8 bits.
Hope this helps

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V. Kishan Kumar
 
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