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IF objects arent stored in an array and i would like to print all of them to screen using a loop or it cannot be done can it?
Joel McNary

Joined: Aug 20, 2001
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I'm a little bit confused. Is this a hypothetical question, or do you have a concrete example that you could share?

You could store objects in a Collection (such as a LinkedList, which does not use an array to store the objects) and then iterate over the collection. So the answer is Yes.

But if you are asking whether Java has an accessible "Object Registry" listing all objects that have been created, the answer is No. If you create an object, in order to get the object you have to maintain a reference somewhere:

- as a member variable in another object
- in an array
- in a Collection

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Mark Spritzler

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Randy, that is cool. so Prog is really cool. There are some great band in Prog Rock, like my favorites Rush, Dream Theater, Saga, Marillion, and Spock's Beard.

Have fun.


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