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Internal process of Array Creation

Bhagirathi Mallick

Joined: Jul 21, 2011
Posts: 26
Actually i want to know in which package
the class "[I" , "int" and "[java.lang.String " is present
and also how it is created

how it is created by the compiler.
please some one explain me.
thanks in advance...
Jesper de Jong
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Those names such as "[I" and "[java.lang.String" are the internal names of "int[]" and "String[]". Paragraph 4.3 of the Java Virtual Machine Specification explains how these names work. For example, "[" means it's an array and "I" means "int".

The classes for arrays are things that are built-in into the compiler. You will not find a Java source file or *.class file anywhere for those classes.

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Winston Gutkowski

Joined: Mar 17, 2011
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I broke up the long line in your code. Please don't put very long lines inside code tags (I suggest you give the UseCodeTags page another read).



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