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Thread: no explicit pointer in Java..

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    Default no explicit pointer in Java..

    Java does not support explicit pointer..
    But it supports implicit pointer...
    Reference variable is actually a pointer bcz it holds address of object...

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    Default Re: no explicit pointer in Java..


    Java does not have pointers full stop. Pointers provide a specific behaviour which references in Java do not.
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