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Why a primitive variable can point to wrapper object?

Mark Moge
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Can someone explain me why the primitive variable can point to wrapper object?
for example:


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Bear Bibeault
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It can't. And in your example, it's not.

Java auto-boxing is extracting the value, 45, and assigning it to the int. There is no reference to the Integer instance.


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Mark Moge
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Autoboxing and wrapper classe was added to Java 1.5. So now I can see how it works Thanks for replay.
 
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