[SOLVED] Java operator overloading
I have an interesting question to ask. I have seen on a few forums that operator overloading is not possible in Java. So then, why can we use the following?
I've tested this and it seems to work. Could this be due to Java's auto-boxing? In this case a, b and c are all instances of Integer. And the + means the addition of two Integer objects, which then returns an Integer object. Could it be that the objects, a and b, are converted to their primitive type equivalents, added and then converted back to an Integer object?
Integer a = new Integer(1);
Integer b = new Integer(2);
Integer c = a + b;
Just a strange thing I picked up. Thank you. ;)