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If an object reference is declared Final. say,

final Animal animalref = new Dog();

later, can I say this.. Dog d = new Dog();

animalref = d;

Thanks!
samura



 
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I'm almost 100% sure you can't. Give it a try !
 
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"...If a final variable holds a reference to an object, then the state of the object may be changed by operations on the object, but the variable will always refer to the same object..." -- More...
 
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Hi Ranchers!


Thanks Dave & Al, that's true.. I gave a try.

samura

 
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