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x = 3; y = 5
Enter PointDoubler
x = 3; y = 5
x = 6; y = 10
Leave PointDoubler
x = 6; y = 10

Still Call by Value

Here are some facts:

These facts are consistent with call by value. The "value" is a reference to the object. The invoked method has its local copy of this reference and can't change the value of the reference held by the caller. However, the invoked method can change the object.

Of course, even if a method has a reference to an object, the object can be changed only if the object allows changes to be made (either with public instance variables or through access methods).


Look at the definition of the MyPoint class. Think of a way to make MyPoint objects immutable.