Scope and lifetime of variables in Java?

JavaObject Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

Instance Variables

A variable which is declared inside a class and outside all the methods and blocks is an instance variable. The general scope of an instance variable is throughout the class except in static methods. The lifetime of an instance variable is until the object stays in memory.

Class Variables

A variable which is declared inside a class, outside all the blocks and is marked static is known as a class variable. The general scope of a class variable is throughout the class and the lifetime of a class variable is until the end of the program or as long as the class is loaded in memory.

Local Variables

All other variables which are not instance and class variables are treated as local variables including the parameters in a method. Scope of a local variable is within the block in which it is declared and the lifetime of a local variable is until the control leaves the block in which it is declared.

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Published on 23-May-2019 14:03:40
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