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why can't static class fields be serialized?

 
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My question is as title.
And also wants to clarify several terminologies:
class fields only mean static variables, fields include static and non-static variables, instance members include instance variables and instance methods. Correct me if I am wrong.
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Judy
 
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why ? because they are not an instance of any object . they belong to a class. You can as far as i know only serialize objects.
 
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Actually do you think serialize a static field is meaningless?
For an instance field, we want to know that instance object's attribute when it is stored. However a static field is always here and no need to store and retrieve.
 
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