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Thread: What can I use in java instead of "ref" in C?

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    Thumbs up What can I use in java instead of "ref" in C?

    Hi,

    You can see below code taken from C.

    value = DecodeFirstBlock(valuese, sysid, strid, ref timecode, ref datecode, ref sample_rate, ref k);

    What does it mean "ref"? I searched in web for this. But I did not find anything.
    Could you please help me?
    Thank you...

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    Default Re: What can I use in java instead of "ref" in C?

    Can you explain what the word "ref" means as used in that statement? What does it do to the argument that is being passed to the method?

    This looks like a question for a c forum, not for java.
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    Default Re: What can I use in java instead of "ref" in C?

    Maybe I wrote it wrong. I m working on java.

    private int DecodeFirstBlock(int[] dataval, char[] sys, char[] str, ref uint time, ref uint date, ref byte sps, ref int count){
        //some code line
    }

    You know if you define a variable in java, you can use int, String or byte. but in the above code block "ref byte sps" made in the form of identification. In here sps is variable. What does it mean "ref byte" before the sps?

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    Default Re: What can I use in java instead of "ref" in C?

    What does it mean "ref byte"
    I don't know. It is not java.
    Have you tried asking on a c forum or whatever language that code is written in?

    Have you tried writing java code without the "ref"? What happened?
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    Default Re: What can I use in java instead of "ref" in C?

    What does it mean "ref byte"
    I think this is actually C# code, I found this explaining the ref keyword
    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...-pointers-in-c

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