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Java Java Objects Meet Objects Creating Classes

How can PezDispenser be put in the place of 'String'? PezDispenser is not a variable.

public class Example {

public static void main(String[] args) { // Your amazing code goes here... System.out.println("We are making a new PEZ Dispenser"); PezDispencer dispenser = }


1 Answer

Rick Gleitz
Rick Gleitz
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Hi Abhishek, I hope I explain this right, this is how I understand it, but I could get some details wrong. PezDispenser is a class, which is also a type (like String or Int - which are also classes, I believe), so he is creating a new instance of the PezDispenser class type with the variable named dispenser. There's more to this having a lot to do with memory allocation (which is presently beyond my understanding), but I think that's the very basic explanation. If someone could add to, or correct my understanding, we'd both learn something new. Hope this helps in some small way.

Yes I understood, thank you!