Double d=new Double(0.9); Float f= new Float(0.9f); why is f.equals(d) returns false. I know that equals()test for value. if double d=0.9; float f=O.9f; d==f returns true. why when the value of object is checked it returns false. I think I am missing some thing.Please point it out. -Thanks
In this case, equals() returns false because you are comparing objects of two different types. Many implementations of the ClassType.equals(object x) method say something like: "Only return true if and only iff x is instance of ClassType and . . . " Remember you're not using equals() to compare th values wrapped by the wrapper classes. You are comparing the objects.
HI Tony, In ur code: Double d=new Double(0.9); Float f= new Float(0.9f); d and f are two different types of objects one is of type Double and other Float and hence the tyoe of value they represent is different.Thats why f.equals(d) returns false .. Now secondly, double d=0.9; float f=O.9f; d==f returns true. for == operator the binary numeric promotion is applied and so when we compare double and float ..the value of float (0.9f) gets promoted to double .. so u get the answer as true. This type of automatic conversion is not applicable to Object types (here it is Double and Float). I hope u get it. Swapna
If d had been initialized as double d = 0.9f; then it would have printed true.
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double d21=10.3; float f21=10.3f; System.out.println("d==f " + (f21==d21)); if(f21==d21) System.out.println("d==f=true"); This does not return true for all values like 0.9. 0.5 I think while promotion it loses precision. am i right?