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Re: redundant field initializers

From: Chris Gray
Subject: Re: redundant field initializers
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 23:11:41 +0200
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On Monday 20 September 2004 22:42, Per Bothner wrote:
> Mark Wielaard wrote:
> > Why would a compiler emit extra initialization code for default values
> > for fields? Not that I object to removing them, but it looks like the
> > compiler emits unnecessary code in this case.
> One can construct torture cases where the semantics are different, for
> both static and instance fields, if some code change the field value
> before the initialization is assigned.

For this reason, removing the initialiser is not necessarily harmless; the 
code _might_ not work without it. Of course, such code should not be allowed 
to exist ...

Chris Gray                      /k/ Embedded Java Solutions
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