The copy of instance variable live within each instance of a class. But where do static variable live?.since there is only one copy of the class. within which object the static variable lives.
Post by:Ashok Kumar Babu
Static variables do exist within the class memory, it has nothing to d with the instance memory.
Post by:Naveen Kumar
every variable either instance or static will live within the object.each instance variable will have a seperate copy within each object. Then an static variable should also be within the Class Object of the class. i think so. I may be wrong also.
Post by:Aditya Singh
Static variable are accessible to all instances no doubt. They are stored in Data Segment(book says so!). Wel it does not make sence to giv a copy of static variable to each instance after all we need only one variable then why to duplicate the code?
Post by:Bob Ruth
I could also be off the mark here, but I thought that static variables were accessible without ever instantiating an object. If you never instantiate one then there wouldn't be any "instance" for it to be a part of. I think it is in some other sort of memory pool where classes are loaded but I have no idea where that might be.
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