Re: Objects in java

"John B. Matthews" <nospam@nospam.invalid>
Sat, 04 Jul 2009 08:34:39 -0400
In article
 Prasoon <> wrote:

Suppose when we write

int x=5;

The memory is allocated for 'x' at compile time by the compiler or at
the run time by the [JVM]?

Let's see:

$ cat ; javac ; javap -c Allocate
public class Allocate {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        int x = 5;
Compiled from ""
public class Allocate extends java.lang.Object{
public Allocate();
   0: aload_0
   1: invokespecial #1; //Method java/lang/Object."<init>":()V
   4: return

public static void main(java.lang.String[]);
   0: iconst_5
   1: istore_1
   2: return


I don't see any memory allocated "for 'x' at compile time." At run time,
the literal integer constant 5, whose size was known at compile time, is
stored in the 1st local variable of method main(). See section 3.11:


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