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Does Java support Call by Reference !!

Neha Mohit
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Joined: Apr 25, 2006
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Hello All,

I am a little confused about this now. As far as my understanding Java does not support Call by reference ; the objects when passed it is the reference value that gets passed and that too is a call by value of the reference variable. But i have of this edition of complete reference which says Java supports Call by reference.

Please help me out in this


Thanks in advance.
Peter Chase
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You are correct. What you were reading is wrong.

Java is call-by-value always. As you say, the thing you pass might be an object reference, but it's still passed by value.


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What Peter said.


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Neha Mohit
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Thanks to both
Raghavan Muthu
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Even the references are passed by value


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