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Sequence Of events by JVM

 
Sahil Kapoor
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What is the sequence of Events taken by JVM for the follwing line of Code ??

int[] a= new int[6];

OPTION 1

1) Refernce Variable a is created first and is initializes to NULL.
2) An array object is created.
3) Information abt how to access that object is then put into the refernce variable.

Option 2

1)) An array object is created.
2) Refernce Variable a is created first and is initializes to NULL.
3) Information abt how to access that object is then put into the refernce variable.


Please explain also ???
 
Rob Spoor
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The results from "java -p Test":
I'm no expert in reading this, but to me, it looks like the array is created first, then the variable is created.
 
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