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Difference in local & automatic

Vishnu Sharma
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What is difference between Automatic variable & Local variable??
Pramod P Deore
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Both are same. variables declared inside methods are called local or automatic.

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Sebastian Janisch
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Ot also stack variable.

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Jesper de Jong
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The term "automatic variable" comes from the C programming language. It's not a term that used in Java.

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Moving to "other languages" forum. Beware of the moderator there.
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