Quiz: Initialising static fields correctly

Brad Adams has an interesting post on this blog, but before you go and read it, take a crack at it here and let me know what your answer is. There is an interesting thread going on there and I honestly cannot figure out the “bug” and being the impatient fool I am, I need to know the answer! 🙂

A dev on the team recently found a bug in Whidbey a long these lines…  Say you want to initialize the value of a static int to zero… which code should you use (C1 or C2) and, of course the most important point, why?


    class C1


        private static int value = 0;



    class C2


        private static int value;


 You can read it all on Adam’s blog.

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Amit Bahree

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