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Ritu Kapoor
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Joined: Oct 03, 2004
Posts: 102
class AA {

class BB extends AA {

class Class24 {
public static void main(String arg[]) {
AA a = null;
BB b = (BB) a;
System.out.println(b instanceof AA);
System.out.println(b instanceof BB);

Output: false,false

Query: Why the output is false for the above code. Please give explanation for that.
Seb Mathe
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Joined: Sep 28, 2005
Posts: 225
Regarding the specs for the instanceof operaor : if the left operand is null, result is always false.

Regards,<br />Seb<br /> <br />SCJP 1.4
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