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Autoboxing occurs at Runtime or Compile time .

 
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Hi All ,
I got a question from javablackbelt site.
Is Autoboxing a compiletime or Runtime ?

From what I think is that it is a compile time process, because as we know Generics is all a compile time
so to prove it


So Am I correct ?

Thanks
Dhiru
 
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Autoboxing has nothing to do with generics. Autoboxing is achieved by the insertion of method calls and casts by the compiler, into the code. These calls and casts are handled at runtime, of course.
 
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boxing and unboxing is a courtesy of the compiler,not virtual machine.the compiler inserts the necessary calls when it generates the byte codes of class.
reference : Java Core Volume 2
 
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