[jdom-interest] Momma used to say... (about null)

Alex Chaffee guru at edamame.stinky.com
Wed Jul 5 01:22:06 PDT 2000

On Mon, Jun 19, 2000 at 07:01:30PM -0700, Jim Rudnicki wrote:
> p.p.s. Why does a language that claims to not have pointers have a
> NullPointerException?

Well, at least it's admitting it's an error... :-)

No, actually, Java never claimed not to have pointers.  It has no
pointer *arithmetic*, which makes all the difference.

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