[jboss-user] [Beginner's Corner] - Stupid question -Null Pointer Exception

Peter Johnson do-not-reply at jboss.com
Mon Jul 19 11:26:51 EDT 2010

Peter Johnson [http://community.jboss.org/people/peterj] replied to the discussion

"Stupid question -Null Pointer Exception"

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An object in Java code is actually a reference to an object in the heap. If that reference has not been set, it is null. So the actual exception is a null reference excpetion. But the Java language was developed by people who had coded in C before, and C was the language used to write the JVM, so the misnomer of "null pointer excpetion" was used.


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