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Array reference query

 
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Hi All...


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public class example {
int i[] = {0};
public static void main(String args[]) {
int i[] = {1};
change_i(i);
System.out.println(i[0]);
}
public static void change_i(int i[]) {
i[0] = 2;
i[0] *= 2;
}
}

The program prints 4. Fine.
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But then Can anyone explain me what happening in this program???

public class example {
int i[] = {0};
public static void main(String args[]) {
int i[] = {1};
change_i(i);
System.out.println(i[0]);
}
public static void change_i(int i[]) {
int j[] = {2};
i = j;
}
}

The program prints 1. I thought i & j were referencing same object after the assignment (i=j)?

Anyone please. Thank you.
 
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I thought i & j were referencing same object after the assignment (i=j)?


After the assignment array within method argument refer to new array 'j' and doesnt refer to array passed from main() anymore.
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