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Static Block and initialization

 
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Strange


the above code is getting translated in to

as a result it throws NPE at m.put. But I think It should be like this


because m is used by method load? But why is this not happening. Is it because of the order in which it is defined?
 
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The static block will be called at runtime before any constructor is called and in order to use any static member inside the static block , they have to be initialized before the static class appears.
 
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Hi Chandra sehkar,

Yes, it is because of the order of your static code. All static code of a class i.e. all static variables and static blocks at runtime are initialized in the order they appear in code. so in this case declaring Map m before static block will fix NPE.
 
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Thanks All,
 
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Hi,

static block is executed before main() method and the static will execute in the order of static blocks.

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