Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Static vs init block in java

The static block is only loaded when the class object is created by the JVM for the 1st time whereas init {} block is loaded every time class object is created. Also first the static block is loaded then the init block.

public class LoadingBlocks {

static{
System.out.println("Inside static");
}
{
System.out.println("Inside init");
}
public static void main(String args[]){
new LoadingBlocks();
new LoadingBlocks();
new LoadingBlocks();
}
}
Output:
Inside static
Inside init
Inside init
Inside init