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Pointer (JDK 1.4) true or false ?

 
rahul kumar
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I heard from some of my friends that Sun is going to add pointers in its JDK1.4 release.is it true.where can i get more information on it.
 
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I highly doubt that. Pointers are cool, but dangerous.

http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/jw-03-2001/jw-0316-jdk.html
 
Reuben Cleetus
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Absolutely Not! Pointers in Java? Never. Not now, not ever.
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Reuben Cleetus.
 
Jim Yingst
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1.4 is out now (without pointers, naturally):
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4/download.html
 
Rob Ross
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
1.4 is out now (without pointers, naturally):
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4/download.html

Is it really out? I mean, "officially" official? Because I just d/l it a couple of days ago and it's still labeled as a "Release Candidate."
 
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Go fish.
No, seriously - yes it's the real thing. It was annoying me that for the last few days places like www.javaworld.com had articles about the final release being out - but if you went to Sun, the links still were for the release candidate only. Finally, that has changed.
 
Rob Ross
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Cool, thanks. I should have bet money on this at work
 
Greg Brouelette
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No Pointers (Thank Gosh, I'm too old to relearn pointers) but we do get an "assert" keyword now! Woot!
 
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