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Reference Variable Casting

 
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This block of code is given in SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 6 Exam - Mc Graw Hill.

I am not able to understand what some of the lines actually does.


 
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As for your first question, I'm not sure why they created two Animal objects.

As for the loop, basically, it is meant to be a simpler syntax for iterating over a set of objects. You can think of the colon as being like the word "in", so it is saying something like "for each Animal in a, do this". For an array like this, it is shorter than writing something like the following.

 
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See: The For-Each Loop. This was a new feature of Java 5.
 
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@Zachary n @Jesper
Thanks a lot

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Very nicely illustrated.
 
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