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Java Java Objects Meet Objects Final

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Question about the swaphead function

In the swapHead function, as I understand, the this.characterName is assigned to originalCharacterName so now originalCharacterName is Yoda. The function returns originalCharacterName which is Yoda. So I think It should be Yoda? Does when we assign characterName to this.characterName, originalCharacterName change as well? is it like pointer in C?

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Bob Allan
Bob Allan
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There are no pointers in Java, so originalCharacterName does not change as well.

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but it returns Darth Vader ? not Yoda

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ohh I got it. The function swapHead is actually to return the original character name, not to change this.characterName. Thank you !