The problem is that when you initialize a variable, the type of the init value must match the type of the variable. Here, you have an Object type variable named "objects2" and you have a Pizza init value. Types don't match.
Arrays are extensions of the Object class. It is then possible to affect an array to an Object variable. The following code is valid:
I guess the difference is that during initialization, the JVM will allocated memory space to store the init value. I think that's why types must match, so that the JVM will have necessary information to allocate enough memory.
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It the above code the compiler cannot determine the type of array to be cerated. It can be Pizza or Object. So statement like this is illegal.
The following code compiles without error.
[ August 25, 2005: Message edited by: Vlado Zajac ]