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Shadowing Variable

 
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Hi..
Can any one Help me out in clearing the concept of shadowing variable..
 
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If I remember, it could be like a local variable which has the same name as an instance variable.

"name" in doSomething is shadowing the instance "name".
 
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Another example is shadowing instance variables of a parent class.
 
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Hi
Thanku for the replies
Below is code from K&B book
i thought the answer could be 28 99 420 28
but the answer is 28 99 420 99 how it is taking 99 instead of 28 can anyone expalin me clearly..
how the shadowing variable concept is involved here.
Thanks in advance



 
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changeIt() is passing the refference of Bar object.So its(passed obect's state) state is changed to 99.Then ,new bar object is assigend to this local refferece variable.Making changes (assigning 420)in this new bar object's state won't affect the called refference Object's state.So after completion of changeIt() method ,Bar object is barNum value is 99.
 
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Esha NS, see this:
http://www.javaranch.com/name.jsp




and change your user name please.


using the code tag on code that hasn't any indentations is pretty useless.

Same code indented:



Yours,
Bu.
 
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