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Thread: the pass by reference technique in java

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    Question the pass by reference technique in java

    Hello,

    I'm new in the java world and was wondering if there is a possibility to use the pass by reference technique in java like in C++.
    I'm using this book as my reference but I think there is no way to do that.

    it-book-recommendations.com/departments/programming%20languages/java/index.html

    Thanks in advance.


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    Default Re: the pass by reference technique in java

    Not exactly, but there is a little trick if you really want to do it, just use a one-element array instead.
    But, it is more recommended to simply do a more java-apropriate program design.

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    Default Re: the pass by reference technique in java

    Quote Originally Posted by dean_corso View Post
    Hello,

    I'm new in the java world and was wondering if there is a possibility to use the pass by reference technique in java like in C++.
    Remember that objects in Java are passed by value, though the value they are passing for an object is a pointer/reference to the object. So you have access to an object as if you had the * operator, just like in C++.

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