This week's book giveaway is in the OCMJEA forum. We're giving away four copies of OCM Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Exam Guide and have Paul Allen & Joseph Bambara on-line! See this thread for details.
Because of efficiency. Java is ALMOST a fully OO language. However it was decided to allow for a few primitive types to performance reasons. Arrays, while they ARE objects, are also treated specially by the JVM.
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