Java 5: Autoboxing and unboxing

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The Conversion between the primitive data types and their corresponding object wrappers directly is a new feature in Java 5. The conversion from primitive data types to their object wrappers is called autoboxing, but converting of the other way around is called unboxing.

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Example 1: Autoboxing and unboxing code

What is the output of the following code?

public class MyClass
{
  public static void main(String[] args)
  {
    // before Java 5
    int i = 8;
    Integer intOb = Integer.valueOf(i);
    int primVar = intOb.intValue();
    /* after java 5 autobxing, convert
     * primitive variable to wrapper
     */
    Integer intOb2 = i;
    /* unboxing convert object 
     * to primitive variable
     */
    int primVar2 = intOb2;
    System.out.print(intOb2);
    System.out.print(primVar2);
  }
}
Author: Sar Maroof

Answer explanation

The correct answer is: 88.





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