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Hello Ranchers,

Sorry but a silly question, m just wondering what is the size of boolean in Java, I goggled it and found someone saying 1,2,4 bytes but this made me thinking when we can store boolean in 1 bit than what is the reason for some extra memory..

waiting for your expert comments guys...
 
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boolean is not one bit it is platform dependent.
 
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Originally posted by Abhishek Jain:
when we can store boolean in 1 bit than what is the reason for some extra memory

Performance. For example, it may be faster to read/write four bytes instead of one or two.
 
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