mathew wrote:
> ...
> 
> Personally, I find the use of the word 'static' in Java to be confusing; 
> after all, static fields aren't static (as per the usual dictionary 
> definition) at all--their contents can be changed. It's also the exact 
> opposite of C, where 'static' means 'local'. Did it really not occur to 
> the developers of Java that it would be clearer to use the word 'global'?
> 

"So these are global variables?"
"Yes."
"But aren't global variables frowned on."
"Yes.  That's why we're *not* going to call them global variables."
"Oh."


> So remember: final means static, and static means global...


I don't think POLS was anywhere in the running.

James