dcsimg
TODAY'S HEADLINES  |   ARTICLE ARCHIVE  |   FORUMS  |   TIP BANK
Browse DevX
Sign up for e-mail newsletters from DevX


Tip of the Day
Language: Java
Expertise: Beginner
Nov 21, 2018

WEBINAR:

On-Demand

Building the Right Environment to Support AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning


Dereferencing in Java

Dereferencing happens using the . operator:

Object object = new Object();

String text = object.toString(); // 'object' is dereferenced.

Dereferencing pursues the memory address placed in a reference, to the place in memory where the actual object is. When an object has been found, the requested method is called; if the reference has the value null, dereferencing results in a NullPointerException:

Object obj = null;

obj.toString(); // Throws a NullpointerException when this statement is executed.

Null indicates the absence of a value, so there is no object on which the requested method can be called.

Octavia Anghel
 
Comment and Contribute

 

 

 

 

 


(Maximum characters: 1200). You have 1200 characters left.

 

 

Sitemap
Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date