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Thirumalai Muthu
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Joined: Oct 07, 2007
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Integer i1=100;
Integer i2=new Integer(100);

What is the difference between these two Statements?
Can anyone Please Explain.Thanks

marc weber

Joined: Aug 31, 2004
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The second statement explicitly creates a new wrapper instance. But the first statement uses boxing, which either implicitly creates a new wrapper instance, or (because the value is within the range of a byte) references an existing instance. See JLS 5.1.7 for details.

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