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Why does Java have transient fields?

Why does Java have transient fields? Answer The transient keyword in Java is used to indicate that a field should not be part of the serialization (which means saved, like to a file) process. From the Java Language Specification, Java SE 7 Edition, Section 8.3.1.3. transient Fields: Variables may be marked transient to indicate that they are not part of

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