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Inner Classes Need to Support Static

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    • Type: Enhancement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P4
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: 1.4.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: specification
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    • CPU:
      x86
    • OS:
      windows_2000

      Description



      Name: nt126004 Date: 08/08/2002


      FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
      java version "1.4.0_01"
      Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.0_01-b03)
      Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.0_01-b03, mixed mode)


      FULL OPERATING SYSTEM VERSION : Windows 2000


      A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
      Can we please have inner classes that allow static
      declarations?

      I have an an inner class that logically requires a static
      variable, just as a top-level class might require a static
      variable. Instead, I have to put the static variable in the
      outer class, where it doesn't belong.

      Maybe there's something I don't understand...I don't see a
      technical reason for preventing inner classes from having
      statics.

      Thanks

      REPRODUCIBILITY :
      This bug can be reproduced always.
      (Review ID: 159680)
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            Assignee:
            abuckley Alex Buckley
            Reporter:
            nthompsosunw Nathanael Thompson (Inactive)
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