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# matching reference variables with objects

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I'm having trouble underdstanding this code. The book wants me to match the reference variable with the object variable. can some one explain this to me.

In the book
hq[4] match id = 0
hq[3] matches id = 2
hq[1] matches 1d =1

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alex lesta wrote:I'm having trouble underdstanding this code. The book wants me to match the reference variable with the object variable. can some one explain this to me.

What an utterly boring and pointless lesson. My first suggestion is to get another book. Surely there is one that doesn't subject you to this kind of nonsense. I can write exercises better than this.

In the book
hq[4] match id = 0
hq[3] matches id = 2
hq[1] matches 1d =1

So the last time anything was assigned to the element at 4 was when it was assigned the element at 0, which had not been replaced since the loop. So hq[4] now refers to an element with an id of 0.

The last time hq[3] was assigned, it was for the element at 2, which had not been reassigned since the loop, so hq[3] now refers to an object with an id of 2.

hq[1] was not reassigned since the loop, so it still refers to an object with an id of 1.

I hope that helps.

rc

alex lesta
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Ralph Cook wrote:Thank I think i got it. I am reading head java first. can you give any referals on any other book.

alex lesta wrote:I'm having trouble underdstanding this code. The book wants me to match the reference variable with the object variable. can some one explain this to me.

What an utterly boring and pointless lesson. My first suggestion is to get another book. Surely there is one that doesn't subject you to this kind of nonsense. I can write exercises better than this.

In the book
hq[4] match id = 0
hq[3] matches id = 2
hq[1] matches 1d =1

So the last time anything was assigned to the element at 4 was when it was assigned the element at 0, which had not been replaced since the loop. So hq[4] now refers to an element with an id of 0.

The last time hq[3] was assigned, it was for the element at 2, which had not been reassigned since the loop, so hq[3] now refers to an object with an id of 2.

hq[1] was not reassigned since the loop, so it still refers to an object with an id of 1.

I hope that helps.

rc

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If you put your response within the quote tags, it makes it look like I said it.

No, I don't have another book, just a conviction that there must be a better one somewhere.

rc

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