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String Question.

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Joined: Dec 16, 2005
Posts: 103
Hello Folks,

For the following question, why the line 1 and 2 are not correct. This is comparing string literal instead of Object. Pls explain to me.

Thanks, Raghu.K

class Test{
public static void main(String[] args){
int result = 0;
String s1 = "abc";
Object s2 = "abc";
StringBuffer s3=new StringBuffer("abc");
if(s1.equals(s2))//Line 1
if(s1==s2)//Line 2
Keith Lynn
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Joined: Feb 07, 2005
Posts: 2367
Both line 1 and 2 are true.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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