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bharat bhasin

Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 19
how are references in java different from pointers in c and c++.
Henry Wong

Joined: Sep 28, 2004
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You can't do pointer arithmetic is Java. All you can do, with a Java reference, is dereference it. So, tricks in C, such as calculating a memory location in an array or structure, to be treated as something else, won't work.


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