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    static int class question...

    just got out of an exam.. if i have a static int declared in one class and its updated each time a new object is created within that class is that int updated for each of the old class objects as well?

    so say i have a class ball.. and there is a static in numballs.. and each time i create a new ball i increment numballs by one.. will the first ball's numballs value always increment each time a new ball is created?

    lookin for some piece of mind here..

    thanks
    SS3X

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    There is only 1 copy of a static variable for all the objects in your class. So if that static variable was incremented then that would affect all objects of that class.
    Free the weed!! Class B to class C is not good enough!!
    And the FAQ is here :- http://faq.cprogramming.com/cgi-bin/smartfaq.cgi

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    The static int is available in all balls created but technically there is only one copy, it's not updated in each of the balls created.

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    thanks got that question right..
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