autoboxed

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

auto- +‎ boxed

Adjective[edit]

autoboxed (not comparable)

  1. (computing, programming) Automatically boxed (mapped from a primitive type to a complex object).
    • 2006, Christian Gross, How to code .NET (page 38)
      The error indicates that we cannot typecast and modify data of an autoboxed variable.
    • 2006, David D. Riley, The object of Java (page 484)
      In the second statement the value 85.1 is autoboxed in order to conform to the type of Double.

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