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Thread: When to use static methods?

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    Default When to use static methods?

    I am aware that we use static method when its behaviour is same irrespective of how many objects gets instantiated from same class.Suppose if i have a class Test with method add

    Class Test
    {
    public int add(int a, int b)
    {
    return a+b;
    }

    }

    For the above example is it good to use static keyword or not? Can someone explain me with good reasoning.


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    Default Re: When to use static methods?

    behaviour is same irrespective of how many objects gets instantiated
    Your reason sounds good.
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    Default Re: When to use static methods?

    Are there any other reasons as when to use static method vs when not to use. does static method takes more memory?

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