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[java] Obtaining and Returning an Array

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Hello, I recently struck a trouble spot in which I am attempting to return an array from a public method. How would I go about doing this? I, as well, want to have an argument for a method to be able to recieve an array and manipulate/copy its contents. Pointers seem such a desirable thing to have right now. Thank you.

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I hope this helps.


public void passArray(int [] list)
{

}

public int [] returnArray()
{
int [] list = new int[10];
return list;
}


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Pointers seem such a desirable thing to have right now.

You do have pointers in Java. All Objects (including arrays) are referred to by a reference type which (other than lack of pointer arithmetic) is the same as C's pointer type. Try creating an object, passing it into a function, and modifying the object in the function; after the function returns, the modifications will have been made to the original object.

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