Java: Character vs char
Character is a class, or a reference type, defined in the standard library. It stores a reference to an object containing a value (a "box").
char on the other hand, is a primitive type and part of the language itself. It stores an actual value.
We say that
Character is the wrapper type for
char, and objects of type
Character are boxed values.
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Java: Primitives vs Objects and References
Java: Wrapper Types