I am aware that for every class initialization, each class will extends the object class. Does this mean the JVM will create an object for a custom class and the
Object class? Can anyone explain this process of initialization of class very clearly.
So if I extend any super class to subclass, does this super class occupies the same memory of subclass?
Does it means JVM will create object for custom class and Object class?
No, it will only create an object for the custom class, but this object contains the
Object class members (and the members of all other super classes).
Conceptually, you can think of the memory layout of one instance of custom class looking like this:
+============+ |Members of | |Object | +------------+ |Members of | |other super | |classes | | ... | +------------+ |Members of | |Custom class| +============+
Essentially, there will be one block of memory allocated with the size of the custom class (which includes
Object and all other super classes), and by calling the constructors for each of the super classes, the members of the super classes will be initialized.