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Memory Address

Shrinivas Mujumdar
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Joined: Aug 27, 2004
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Hello All,
Can i get a memory address of an object in Java?, One way is to use hashCode() method , but it may not give a memory address always (like e.g. String class has overriden hashode() method). is there any other way to get memory Address?
fred rosenberger
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
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A question for you...

Why do you WANT the memory address? What are you planning on doing with it?

In java, memory addresses aren't very useful - there is no pointer arithmatic like in C/C++.

If you tell us your goal, maybe we can help you find a better way...

There are only two hard things in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors
Shrinivas Mujumdar
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Nothing great with Memory Address but need to know about the same just out of curosity..

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