Re: a question related to "final static" field variable

Knute Johnson <>
Fri, 04 May 2007 14:10:47 -0700
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Patricia Shanahan wrote:

Make rootDir private and change it only once inside the class, from main.

If other classes need access you can provide a getRootDir() method,
which can check for attempts to read it before it has been set.


Suppose my program has about 20 classes and the class with main method
is MyClass provided in my original posting. Suppose one class
"" needs to know the root directory in order to read in the
text file. Right now, Worker does NOT have a MyClass in it. But, if I
follow your method, I need:
MyClass class = new MyClass();
String rootDir = class.getRootDir();
...//append rootDir in the front of text file name


I feel it is kind of silly that in order to get to know what the root
directory it is, Worker is forced to have a MyClass in it.

There are several ways to get your variable to other classes, such as
pass them in arguments or use a singleton. In the end it is probably
going to be easiest to have a static variable that is visible to your
other classes. People are going to shudder though so just don't tell
them that you are doing that.


Knute Johnson
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