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Description of "final" access bit for fields is not full.

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      Name: akC45999 Date: 04/26/98



      Section 4.8 Fields reads:

      ...
      ACC_FINAL 0x0010
        Is final; no further overriding or assignment after initialization.
      Used by: Any field
      ...

      No other explanation of restrictions caused by this access bit is provided.
      So, it is not clear:

      1. what are boundaries of initialization?
      are they the first assigment?
      or are they initialisation methods (<clinit> for static and <init> for dynamic fields)?
      can a static field be reassigned if it has a ConstantValue attribute?
      can initialisation methods assign final fields in other classes, e.g. in the superclass?

      2. what kind of error occur and when, if an attempt is made to
       - override a final field
       - assign a final field after initialisation?

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              gbrachasunw Gilad Bracha (Inactive)
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