Tutorial :What is constant folding in java compiler? [duplicate]


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is there any concept called “Constant Folding” in java?

Hi I have come across line Java compiler uses something known as Constant Folding.What is this? and how Does it affect?


Constant folding is where the compiler finds expressions that contain compile-time constants and replaces them with the result effectively removing redundant runtime calculations.

// code  static final int a = 2;  int b = 30 * a;    // folding would create  int b = 60;  


Constant folding is the process of simplifying constant expressions at compile time. Terms in constant expressions are typically simple literals, such as the integer 2, but can also be variables whose values are never modified, or variables explicitly marked as constant


This explains it well http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constant_folding

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