Hi every one ! What is the output (Assuming written inside main) String s1 = new String("amit"); System.out.println(s1.replace('m','r')); System.out.println(s1); String s3="arit"; String s4="arit"; String s2 = s1.replace('m','r'); System.out.println(s2==s3); System.out.println(s3==s4); correct is arit amit false true but i think it s2 also equal to s3 could any one clear this.
The == operator when used with object references is shallow by default, which means that it returns true only if the references point to the same object. The equals() method, when properly overridden for the type in question, usually works on the "contents" of the object. So, s2.equals(s3) would return true, while (s2 == s3) returns false because s2 and s3 don't refer to the same object. Read up on constructing String objects with literals versus with the new operator, if you haven't already. There are many nuances with the String class. Craig