Assigning values to static final variables in Java:
In Java, non-static final variables can be assigned a value either in constructor or with the declaration. But, static final variables cannot be assigned value in constructor; they must be assigned a value with their declaration.
For example, following program works fine.
If we make i as static final then we must assign value to i with the delcaration.
Such behavior is obvious as static variables are shared among all the objects of a class; creating a new object would change the same static variable which is not allowed if the static variable is final.
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