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From: clintwill / comcast.net
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> From: John Pritchard-williams <monojohnny / googlemail.com>
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> > > ... and as Integers are immutable ++ cannot change the underlying object..
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> > That makes sense : and I guess 'x++'=> x+1 would be just confusing..
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> > I mean like this:
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> > a+=1 (which of course IS valid)
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> > a++ - could in theory mean "Take the value pointed at by a currently, 
> > increment it and re-point 'a' at that new object"...
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> > but then people might abuse it and not realize (as I hadn't really) that 
> > Integers are immutable...and give the garbage collector a really hard 
> > time...
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> > Cheers
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> > John
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