22 Nov 2005

Transient in java

I also mix transient with lenient (because I don't use them often), so since we are in the "definition zone" today, here's the java definition of transient:
Transient instance fields are neither saved nor restored by the standard serialisation mechanism. You have to handle restoring them yourself.

and the english (not technical) definition:
  • one who stays for only a short time; "transient laborers"
  • transeunt: of a mental act; causing effects outside the mind
  • ephemeral: lasting a very short time; "the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient beauty"; "love is transitory but at is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms"...

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