Re: static variable

James Kanze <>
Wed, 5 Mar 2008 01:59:03 -0800 (PST)
On Mar 5, 1:17 am, Carmen Sei <> wrote:

does static in C++ is exactly the same as in Java?

Not really. To begin with, many of the contexts where you might
use static in C++ don't exist in Java.

Static member variables in C++ are fairly similar to static
member variables in Java, at least if you abstract the dynamic
loading of Java.

the following static variable is Class variable that I can
call by Class Name

Configuration.RemoteType = xx;


class Configuration {
        void Initialize();

        static RemoteType RemoteType;
        static ControllerType ControllerType;

The syntax is different in C++. There is no instance of the
class type itself, and you use the scope resolution operator to
access static class members, e.g.: Configuration::RemoteType.
(Alteratively, if you have an instance, you can access the
variable just as if it were a non-static member of that

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