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Object references that are not initialized

RaviNada Kiran
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Hi Ranchers ,
I am confused here

Is this true ?

Object references that are not initialized
explicitly will have their value set to null always



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Campbell Ritchie
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Yes, but only if they are fields; if they are local variables they may cause a compiler error.
RaviNada Kiran
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Thanks
Campbell Ritchie
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You're welcome
Clyde DeSouza
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Yes, but only if they are fields;
Ritchie fields are always initialised to Zero value if not initialized,not Null!
Rob Spoor
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Joywish Man wrote:
Yes, but only if they are fields;
Ritchie fields are always initialised to Zero value if not initialized,not Null!

We're talking about object references, not numeric primitives. Zero is not a valid value for an obect reference.


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