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Automatic variables

Pradeep bhatt
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Joined: Feb 27, 2002
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Why are local variables called as automatic variables ?
Ilja Preuss

Joined: Jul 11, 2001
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Because they get automatically destroyd when they get out of scope.

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Ilangovan Chandran

Joined: Sep 09, 2002
Posts: 2
Local variables or automatic variables are declared in methods of a class.These variables are loaded when a objec method is called and destroyed when the method completed.
Thus it is called as automatic or local variable.
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