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Java Java Objects (Retired) Meet Objects Creating Classes

Kyle Steinmann
Kyle Steinmann
674 Points

need clarification about this part of the code. "PezDispenser dispenser= new PezDispenser();"

PezDispenser dispenser= new PezDispenser();

So I am trying to understand this part of the code a little better. The way I understand it. This is creating the variable dispenser and allowing it to be used to access the value that were set in the PezDispenser Class. Is that anywhere close to correct?

2 Answers

Hi Kyle,

Have a read through this post that goes through some of the language and terminology. There's another thread here too. Have a read.

Give me a shout back with any questions you have after reading through that lot!

Steve.

Hi Kyle,

Yes, you're pretty much there.

The first bit, PezDispenser dispenser creates a PezDispenser-sized hole in memory. You then create an instance of PezDispenser with new PezDispenser(); and use the equals symbol to assign the instance into the ready-made memory space.

Make sense?

Steve.

Kyle Steinmann
Kyle Steinmann
674 Points

Mostly can you you dumb it down just a little im barely stumbleing through the teminology